Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) is a spice and medicinal herb widely used around the world. It is an important medicinal and aromatic plant, which belongs to the Lamiaceae family and has been cultivated for a long time.
Most rosemary oil is produced by steam distillation of the flowering tops, and is primarily composed of a mixture of monoterpenes including alpha-pinene, 1,8 cineole, and camphene as well as ketones including camphor, and the alcohol borneol. Compounds found in rosemary include carnosic acid, carnosol, and rosmarinic acid.
In traditional Chinese medicine, rosemary was used for headaches. Rosemary was used topically to treat cancer in ancient Greece and South America. The Eclectic physicians used the oil of rosemary in 2 to 10 drop doses for colic, nervous disorders, and painful or delayed menses (Felter and Lloyd, 1983). Women have used rosemary for minor menstrual complaints.
The following uses are reported in the literature: as an antiseptic, diuretic, antidepressant and antispasmodic, as well as for cold, influenza, rheumatic pain. The oil is reported to have antimicrobial properties and to have a relaxing effect on tracheal smooth muscles. In folk medicine, rosemary is put on dressings for healing wounds and for eczema. It is also used as an insecticide, as a preservative and antioxidant for meals and fats
Health benefits of rosemary oil
1.Aids in digestion
3.Good for hair
4.Treats respiratory problems
5.Treats sore throats
6.Boost immune system
7.Good remedy for depression
8.Removes bad breath
10.Helps nerve pain
Home remedies of rosemary oil
Rosemary oil for hair thickness
20 drops of rosemary oil
4 teaspoons of coconut oil
Mix all ingredients together.
Now apply it to the scalp, leave the scalp until for 10-15 minutes.
Wash it off with any herbal shampoo.
Try this pack for twice a week.
Rosemary oil for skin aging
1 teaspoon of rosemary oil
2 teaspoons of cucumber pulp
Take the cucumber pulp, add rosemary oil and mix it together.
Apply paste to face and neck for 20 minutes.
Rinse with warm water.
Try this face pack for once a week.