The Benefits & Uses for Rosemary

Rosemary can be used in many ways:

  1. As an herb in producing rosemary tea.
  2. As an essential oil in shampoos or cosmetics.
  3. As an alcohol extract for careful use internally or on skin for numerous benefits.
  4. As a spice added to food to enhance flavor.
  5. Topical applications to sooth common aches and pains in muscles or to disperse shallow skin bruises, especially on hands.

Here is some information about rosemary properties taken from the scientific literature: 

A 2003 peer reviewed article from Montpellier National School of Chemistry in France, documented some 36 essential oil components present in rosemary extracts, most of them being antioxidants.* Antioxidants have been shown to be healthy because they reduce cellular damage that can lead to diseases. However, experts at Harvard School of Public Health believe that too much of a good thing can be harmful and advise not to take high concentrations of antioxidant supplements in the form of pills.**  The Harvard School of Public Health, stated, “While it’s true that the package of antioxidants in minerals, fiber, and other substances found naturally in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains helps prevent a variety of chronic diseases, it is unlikely that high doses of antioxidant supplements (pills) can accomplish the same feat.” 

In his book, Rosemary: The Healing Herb of St. Martin de Porres, Dr. Charles S. Brocato lists these antioxidant compounds present in natural Rosemary leaves and describes their many beneficial functions.*** 

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