Rosemary is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves. Its flowers are white, pink, purple, or blue, and the herb is native to the Mediterranean region.
The leaves are the part we use in cooking, and this way we do manage to reap some of rosemary’s benefits, but using the rosemary essential oil is when we can expect to see some real improvement in our health.
If you want to experience some of the benefits that rosemary essential oil has to offer, get a bottle, and use a few drops on the shower floor just before you get in.
High quality versions of rosemary essential oil have analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and even anticancer properties. This essential oil has many applications when it comes to our health, and some of them are:
- Relieving respiratory issues
With rosemary essential oil nasal and throat congestion will become a thing of the past. Colds, allergies, sore throat, and flue will not come near you with regular use of this oil.
- Stress relief
Use of rosemary essential oil has been proven to be a great way to get rid of stress. The fragrance and minerals that come from the oil are used in the most efficient way with the shower method, or with using a diffuser.
- Mental clarity
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, indecisive, or confused, you may find that the soothing aroma of rosemary helps clear your head in a matter of minutes.
- Get rid of cough
By massaging one or two drops of rosemary essential oil over your chest and throat you can get rid of a bad cough in less than a day. Just keep repeating the procedure every hour or two until the cough subsides.
- Stop and prevent headaches
Rosemary essential oil prevents and stops headaches with extreme ease. Just add a drop to your hand, and cup over your mouth and nose up to a minute. The shower method might prove effective with less severe headaches.
- Vaginal infections
By massaging two drops of rosemary essential oil around the vagina you can get rid of an infection in the area in no time. Just make sure you test the area for sensitivity with a smaller amount of oil first.
- Improved learning ability and memory
Use the shower inhalation method, or inhale directly from the bottle and your cognitive abilities will become significantly improved for a while.
- Increased circulation
If you have issues with muscle cramping, cold hands or feet, or muscle soreness, rosemary oil will quickly become your best friend. Use it by either massaging few drops on the area, of by adding a drop or two to your bath or shower floor.
- Improved digestion
Combining rosemary essential oil with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, you can get rid of flatulence, stomach cramps, constipation, or bloating. Just massage the mixture of oils onto your stomach and give it some time to work.
- Stimulate hair growth
In Mediterranean region, rosemary has been used for “curing” baldness for centuries. A study including more than 80 people with hair loss issues found that those who massage their scalps with rosemary essential oil daily, for a period of seven months, noticed significant hair regrowth.