Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a perennial herb, evergreen, with needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flower, native to the Mediterranean region, also found in the high altitudes of Kashmir. It is a member of the mint family and has a woody evergreen like scent. Rosemary oil is one of the most popular essential oils for it provides numerous health benefits and has gained importance over the years as more of its various health benefits have become understood, including its ability to stimulate hair growth, boost mental activity, relieve respiratory problems and reduce pain among others.
Health Benefits of Rosemary Essential Oil Prevents Indigestion: Rosemary Oil when used in cooking is known to be effective in treating constipation, indigestion, stomach cramps and bloating. It also acts as an appetizer stimulant and is known to improve blood flow and circulation which in turn helps in nutrient absorption from the food.
Stimulates & Strengthens the Mind: Rosemary Oil improves focus and concentration. It is known to stimulate brain activity and is good for treating depression, mental strain and forgetfulness. It strengthens the memory and is believed to treat the Alzheimer’s disease as well.
Whenever you feel brain tired or fatigued, try inhaling a little of rosemary oil and see how active and regenerated you will feel.
Boosts your Immune System: Rosemary Oil stimulates the anti oxidants in our body which are the defense agents fighting off diseases and infections to keep your body in strength. Inhalation or massage of rosemary essential oil is believed to lower the cortisol levels.
Regular use or inhalation of rosemary essential oil in aromatherapy sessions or in other ways can increase the strength of the immune system and help combat all of the diseases associated with free radicals, including cancer and heart disease.
Treatment of Respiratory Problems: The benefits of rosemary essential oil in treating respiratory problems are well-researched and supported. The scent of the oil has been shown to give relief from throat congestion, and it is also used in the treatment of respiratory allergies, colds, sore throats and the flu. Since rosemary oil also has antiseptic qualities, it is also effective for respiratory infections. The oil is antispasmodic and is therefore used in some treatment programs for bronchial asthma.
Stress Relief: Rosemary Oil has been proven to actually decrease the level of cortisol in the saliva. Cortisol is one of the main stress hormones that are released during the fight response of the body to stress. Excess cortisol in the blood that may occur due to chronic stress can wreak havoc on the body, including its hormonal balance and the efficiency of the metabolism.
Pain Relief: Rosemary Oil is very effective in treating headaches, muscle pains, rheumatism and even arthritis. Massaging the painful area with rosemary oil gives an immediate relief from the pain. Being anti-inflammatory, it also helps in relieving the joint aches and sprains. It also helps in healing the wounds faster.
Natural Toner: A light rosemary essential oil massage will tone your skin while moisturizing it as well.
Scars & Marks: The cell regeneration properties of rosemary help in reducing scars and appearance of spots. Massaging with this oil also helps in skin lightening and removing blemishes.
Remedy for Acne: Being a powerful antiseptic it is a perfect remedy for acne treatment and other oily skin conditions.
Anti Aging Properties: Rich in powerful antioxidants, rosemary oil helps in making the skin tightening, working its way on loose, wrinkled skin and hence delaying the aging process.
HAIR BENEFITS Rosemary Essential Oil is the best thing you can do for your hair problems. Its antibacterial, antioxidant and more importantly stimulating properties makes it an excellent remedy for all the hair problems.
Stimulates Hair Follicles: Rosemary essential oil is an excellent stimulant. It increases blood circulation within the scalp, thus stimulating hair follicles giving way to a stronger and longer hair.
Directly massage the oil into your scalp or use a few drops in your regular oil for effects.
Prevents Graying: Rosemary Oil is a natural way of darkening hair doing away with the grays in your scalp. A soft gentle massage once a week will suffice!
Treats Dandruff: Rosemary oil treats dry and itchy scalp and helps in treating dandruff. If mixed with tea tree oil, the process is more effective and faster. It is also believed to treat baldness.
Aromatic Oil Rosemary has a mesmerizing aroma, which makes rosemary essential oil an excellent inhalant. The oil is used in room fresheners, cosmetics, beauty aids, food, bath oil, candles and perfumes because of its unique and intoxicating aroma.
Hair Growth Serum Mix in 50 ml of almond oil, 8 drops of rosemary essential oil, 6 drops of lavender oil and 3 drops of clary sage. Apply this serum to the scalp. Brush through the hair to evenly distribute. Use this serum every 1 to 2 days, after showering. Not only will this serum aid in hair growth but will impart a heavenly fragrance as well!
In Baths: Add 1 to 2 drops of rosemary essential oil into your bath water for calm and enchanting experience.
Precautions: Rosemary Oil should not be used during pregnancy and breast feeding as it can affect the fetus or lead to miscarriage. Rarely, rosemary oil causes allergies as well. Please do a patch test before using it.