December 14, 2006

Medicinal/Cosmetic uses of Rosemary

Rosemary is an attractive evergreen shrub with pine needle-like leaves. There are different species of this evergreen shrub. The differences are in their heights, color of flowers, taste and appearance.

Medicinal/Cosmetic uses of Rosemary

  • Rosemary essential oil is used as an anti depressant, anti-septic, digestive stimulant and tonic properties. Extracted by steam distillation of flowers and leaves it has a strong, clean mint aroma. In today’s aromatherapy it is used to energize and stimulate the central nervous system. It is believed to aid in memory retention.
  • Rosemary is used externally for rheumatism, arthritis, and neuralgia.
  • One traditional use of rosemary has been to stimulate hair growth. It is advised for use during pregnancy or if a person suffers from epilepsy.
  • Place a couple of sprigs or a sachet in your sweater drawers because rosemary is a moth repellant. Add rosemary to sachets, soaps, bath salts and candles for a delightful fragrance.
  • Culinary uses: The leaves are used fresh, dried, or frozen in many recipes. It is commonly used on meats, stews, sauces, and soups. Brew some fresh rosemary in tea, adding a few fresh or dried leaves.

See also: Aloe vera- the wonder herb/ Tulsi (basil) for beauty / Mint (pudina) for health and beauty




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14 comments:

  1. Ninad5:23 PM

    Rosemary shampoos are really good for hair and Oil is good for skin, hair both.You can apply it daily or
    weekly.If you apply it to you scalp(hair) you will feel cool and out of all stress.Best is to apply it at
    night before you go to sleep.Also before taking bath if you apply it you will be fresh all the day long.

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  2. Pratiksha5:29 PM

    mint, aloe vera, cucumber
    very refreshing for your gorgeous skin!
    U'll Luuuuuuv it!!

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  3. Milan9:47 AM

    love Rosemary it's smells so good. I think lavender is so overated.

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  4. Vaishali8:38 AM

    Rosemary is a good antioxidant, and according to studies in Japan, rosemary is proven to both as a wrinkle prevention and also as a treatment for it.

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  5. Sumati4:39 PM

    The ability of rosemary essential oil to relieve pain has resulted in its extensive usage in headaches, muscle pains, sore muscles, rheumatism and even arthritis. Massaging the part which is in pain with rosemary essential oil give relief from the pain. Rosemary Zucchini Pizza Vapor baths with rosemary oil is found to be effective for rheumatism.

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  6. Anonymous12:26 PM

    Rosemary has a clear, refreshing herbal smell and the main constituents are a-pinene, borneol, ß-pinene, camphor, bornyl acetate, camphene, 1,8-cineole and limonene and has analgesic, astringent, diuretic, rubefacient, stimulant and tonic therapeutic properties in skincare.
    rosemary anti-aging creams

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  7. unknown12:32 PM

    It helps to relieve skin congestion and the diuretic attributes help to reduce puffiness and swelling, resulting in firmer skin and better skin tone. It promotes a healthy-looking complexion. Most people normally see rosemary as only of use in hair care products, but in fact it has many outstanding properties that have great value in skin care cosmetics.
    Since blood circulation is improved with this ingredient, nutrients are carried more effectively to the cells and waste materials from the cells are effectively removed, resulting in a cleared complexion. People with epilepsy and high blood pressure should avoid high concentrations of rosemary oil - for example when using it in a blend for a body massage, but the concentrations used in our products pose no problem in this regard.

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  8. Venkatrao9:01 AM

    Rosemary seems to have a property that elevates my blood pressure, not sure why.

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  9. Niraja5:49 PM

    Rosemary essential oil has been traditionally used to increase circulation to the scalp. Add a few drops per dollop of shampoo or conditioner.

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  10. Sindhu9:19 AM

    Steep 1 teaspoon dried rosemary in 1 cup warm (not hot) water for 10 minutes. Stir well, then bathe acne-prone areas of your skin in the solution for a couple of minutes. Rinse well. I do this just before bed on my forehead and hairline, where I tend to break out. This will help soothe sore, raw skin and gently cleanse without causing overly dry skin (which in turn leads to increased oil production and worsens acne)

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  11. Take two tablespoons of Rosemary powder, one tablespoon of Orange peels, two tablespoons of Lemon peels, 1/2 teaspoon of Sodium Benzoate, 1/4 Brandy, 30 Mint leaves and one cup of Rose water.
    Soak lemon peels, mint leaves and orange peels in boiling rose water for one hour. Mix them amd make a lotion. Keep it in a bottle and you can refrigerate for a long time.

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  12. Rosemary has antibacterial and antifungal properties and is used extensively in hair care products for its tonic properties.

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  13. Rosemary is rich in calcium, magnesium and potassium. It has good amount of phosphorus, sodium and iron with small amount of zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.
    Rosemary is rich in vitamin A and C. It has small amount of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 and folate.

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  14. Kailas9:26 AM

    Chamomile tea is relaxing. It is also good as a facial rinse.

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