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Rosemary Essential Oil Basics

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Rosemary essential oil Rosemary (Scientific name: Rosmarinus Officinalis)

Rosemary belongs to the lipid family. Rosemary is a perennial perennial green leafy bush with a length of 2-4 cm, dark green on the upper side and a grayish white on the underside, with rosemary blooming in spring and in a variety of colors: blue, white, purple or pink. Up to a height of 1.5-2 meters in Israel is most common as an ornamental plant, in part because of the high resistance of rosemary to dryness and air pollution.

Rosemary oil - many uses
• In cooking - add rosemary branches and leaves to meat and potato dishes.
• Rosemary in a preservative - In the past, prior to the invention of the refrigerator, they exploited the antimicrobial properties of rosemary to preserve meat, which was done by rubbing the plant with meat.
• Exorcism and purification - in addition, they used it to expel demons, bad dreams and eliminate pests. Maimonides even mentioned in his writings as "The Garden of Eden."


• In home medicine - rosemary is considered one of the classic plants for the treatment of general weakness and as a traditional remedy for the prevention of lice infection. Rosemary powder (after drying and grinding) is used to stop bleeding and as an antiseptic, by applying it to the open wound.
• Rosemary tea - Rosemary tea (wicker extract, flowers and leaves) is used for calming and beneficial for restful sleep. Relieves headaches and migraines. Helps against general exhaustion and weakness of the circulatory system resulting from low blood pressure and blood flow defects. Strengthens muscles, helps digestive problems. It also improves memory and contributes to clarity of thought.
• Hair hygiene and removal of lice - Washing the head and hair with rosemary extract will reduce the fatty secretion of the scalp and will benefit those suffering from oily scalp skin, scales and hair loss. The classic use of rosemary is to treat and prevent contagion.

Medical studies - Rosemary oil

Contraindications - Rosemary tea is so invigorating that caution should be given to patients with epilepsy or high blood pressure.

Rosemary Extract is a rich source of Carnosic Acid and its Carnosol oxidation product. COMPOUNDS WITH ANTI - OXIDANT, ANTI - INFLAMMATORY AND ANTI - CARCINOGENIC ACTIVITIES. Studies have shown anticancer activity [6]. And support for vitamin D activity against cancer cells [7,8]. Studies with crossover have shown proven activity against HIV in concentrations that do not harm healthy cells [9].

Rosemary essential oil activity

The etheric oil produced from rosemary uses the pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries. In cosmetics, it is used in soaps, creams, deodorants and hair preparations because it is repelling lice. Rosemary, as well as various kinds of sage, were considered in different cultures as plants that help improve memory, and prevent memory loss. This activity is attributed to flavonoids, which are antioxidants, protect cell membranes from destruction caused by free radicals, and allow normal blood flow to brain cells.

Lavender products containing rosemary oil


• Lavender Rosemary Deodorant - An aluminum-free deodorant enriched with rosemary oil
• Quiet Head - natural lice treatment
• Shaving soap - natural shaving, without redness and irritation

 

All that is written on the site is based on the opinion of the writers and their best experience and is not a substitute for a medical opinion.

 


 Sources
• [1] - "Medical Rosemary" - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,
• [2] Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. "Rosemary"
• [3] Angioni A. Barra A. Ceretti E. et al. "Chemical Composition Plant Genetic Differences, Antimicrobial and antifungal Activity Investigation of the Essential Oil of Rosmarinus offSicinalis" L. J. Agaric. Food Chem. 2004, 52; 3530-3535.
• [4] Schulz JM. and Hermann K. "Occurrence of Hydroxybenzoic acid and Hydroxycinnamic Acids in Spices.IV Phenolics of Spices." Z. Lebensm. Unters. Forsch. 1980, 171: 193-199.
• [5] Rosemary leaf in; Bradley P. British Herbal Compendium Vol. 2 2006, British Herbal Medicine Association, Bournemouth, p. 333-338.
• [6] Cancer Lett 2001 Sep 10; 170 (1): 33-9.
[7] Danilenko M, Wang Q, Wang X, et al. "Carnosic acid potentiates the antioxidant and prodifferentiation effects of 1alpha, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 in leukemia cells but does not promote elevation of basal levels of intracellular calcium". Cancer Res. 2003 Mar 15; 63 (6): 1325-32.
[8] Danilenko M, Studzinski GP. Enhancement by other compounds of the anti-cancer activity of vitamin D (3) and its analogs. Exp Cell Res. 2004 Aug 15; 298 (2): 339-58.
[9] Oluwatuyi M, Kaatz GW, Gibbons S. "Antibacterial and resistance modifying activity of Rosmarinus officinalis". Phytochemistry. 2004 Dec; 65 (24): 3249-54.

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