Rosemary Plants- The wonder herb

By Dr. Zahid Iqbal

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 Rosemary is a famous herb that has been used for a long time all over the world and can easily be grown at home. It contains longer and sharper aromatic leaves and is used as a spice in food and beverages and also for cosmetic purposes.

It is a powerful herbal remedy since it has antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidant properties.

 This herb can be used in its fresh form as a whole spring, extracted as liquid, and used as a dry herb. Its oil is also common in aromatherapy. You can also make tea with Rosemary.

Major Health Benefits of Rosemary

Rosemary is quite therapeutic and is widely used for the management of various diseases and disorders. Rosemary is one of the healthiest plants in the world, especially when you consider how many ways it can be prepared and enjoyed. 

The versatility of rosemary makes it perfect for infusing into tea! Below, we’ll explore the top health benefits of the Rosemary plant—you’ll be surprised to see just how many incredible effects this herb has on your body!

1. Rosemary is good for soft tissue

Rosemary has sufficient Vitamin A which is essential for maintaining a healthy mucus membrane and the skin.

2. Rosemary is rich in fibers

It is a good source of dietary fiber. Fiber is good for keeping a check on the body’s cholesterol levels.

3. Rosemary improves immunity

The fresh leaves are a good source of Vitamin C that boosts the body’s immune system.

4. Rosemary is good for pregnancy

Rosemary is also a rich source of Vitamin B which is important in the repair of DNA and RNA, thus preventing major birth defects. Thus it is recommended that expectant ladies make it part of their daily diet.

5. Rosemary act as a preservative

Rosemary is used in the prevention of food spoilage. Fold meats and other foods with crushed Rosemary and store it. It is also good for adding flavor to foods.

6. Rosemary prevents bad odors

Rosemary can also be used to prevent body odors caused by bacteria and fungal infections. Put ground Rosemary herb into bath water.

7. Rosemary acts as antiseptic

To inhibit infections on cuts and open wounds, press fresh Rosemary leaves onto the cut, wash and treat thereafter.

8. Rosemary hair oil for hairs growth

You can obtain shiny and quality hair with Rosemary hair oil. It also helps to delay baldness. It also reduces dandruff and slows down graying of hairs.

9. Rosemary is good for respiration

Asthma Management – Rosemary oil assists in opening the blocked air passages

10. Rosemary helps combat stress

Helps relieve stress – Japanese Researchers concluded that inhaling rosemary essential oil during aromatherapy helped increase the production of saliva and reduce the cortisol (the stress hormone) levels a great deal. They found that the oil protected the body from oxidative stress and eventually relieve it.

11. Rosemary reduces inflammation

 Studies have shown that Rosemary leaves contain anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor negating effects. The herb contains rosmarinic acid which enhances the production of prostaglandin, a substance that assists in the contraction and relaxation of muscles, and dilation and contraction of blood vessels thus controlling the blood pressure and reducing the production of leukotriene which causes inflammation.

12. Improves memory and boosts brain power

This plant contains antioxidant compounds that protect brain cells from free radical damage. It may improve blood flow to your brain. And, contrasting some over-the-counter and prescription drugs, Rosemary doesn’t have any side effects or interact with other medications you may be taking. Make a cup every morning and reap its health benefits throughout your day! For a good homemade recipe to try is 1 heaping tablespoon of rosemary, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, and 2 cups of hot water. Steep for 15 minutes and take it.

13. Reduces risk of cancer

The antioxidants in rosemary have been known to boost antioxidant capacity and reduce free radicals. So it’s thought that rosemary may help to prevent cancer development. Research has linked rosemary consumption with a reduced risk of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, and prostate cancer—and many point to its high concentration of rosmarinic acid as being responsible for these benefits. One study, in particular, looked at how oral intake affected rats who had been exposed to carcinogens.

14. Keeps your heart healthy

The rosmarinic acid found in rosemary plant tea helps to prevent and treat heart disease, lowers high blood pressure, prevents blood clots from forming inside blood vessels, and reduces inflammation that is associated with atherosclerosis. The antioxidant compounds found in rosemary plant tea can also stop free radicals from damaging your arteries. In addition, it keeps your arteries flexible, preventing arteriosclerosis and reducing your risk of having a stroke. 

15. Protects against Alzheimer’s disease

Research indicates that rosemary plant tea can help improve brain function. It may also slow Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative brain conditions by keeping free radicals in check. No wonder it’s often used as a memory-enhancing agent! To increase its effectiveness, look for a blend that combines rosemary with other powerful herbs like ginkgo Biloba and sage to fight off cognitive decline. You can take up to 3 cups of rosemary tea daily for best results. 

This aromatic plant is so powerful that a study published in 2008 found that rosemary extract was effective at treating memory impairments caused by Alzheimer’s disease. With all these wonderful benefits, it’s no wonder why experts are calling rosemary plant tea one of nature’s best antioxidants.

16. Rosemary induces sleep

It promotes sleep better than any over-the-counter pill

The rosmarinic acid in rosemary helps to relax blood vessels, improving circulation and reducing inflammation. This is beneficial for people with health conditions that affect sleep, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. You can also add a drop or two of rosemary essential oil to your pillow if you are looking for an extra boost. The strong minty smell acts as a natural air freshener and will help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer than you would have on your own. The best part? No adverse side effects—just more restful nights! 

17. Rosemary is good for the digestive system

It not only improves appetite but also reduces indigestion, and excessive gas, and improves liver functions.

18. Rosemary improves eye health

The carsonic acid present in the rosemary plant helps to improve eye health, especially protecting macular degeneration due to advancing age. Macular degeneration due to advanced age is a common problem in the USA.

It not only improves appetite but also reduces indigestion, and excessive gas, and improves liver functions.

 Conclusion

Due to the above beneficial effects and its natural aroma, this herb is a must-have around the home.

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