Rosemary Oil, the benefits and uses for your health are outstanding; however, thanks to Modern Science, vital side effects have been noticed and mentioned below.
Rosemary, a native herb, was initially found in the Mediterranean area.
It can be found worldwide due to its wonderful aroma and use as a herb and as an Essential Oil.
Salvia Rosmarinus, generally known as Rosemary, is a member of the mint family.
Rosemary’s name comes from the Latin word Rosmarinus when broken down is Ros – Dew, and Marinus – of the sea, which becomes Dew of the Sea.
We all know how excellent Rosemary is when used as a herb, whether used in Culinary cooking and tea.
However, there are many other Health Benefits of Rosemary due to its properties within Rosemary.
The Ancients, Romans, and Greeks already knew about many of the benefits and uses of Rosemary Oil.
Modern-day science is still doing further studies on the many benefits of Rosemary Oil along with any side effects along the way.
Fortunately, they are now finding some side effects that one needs to be aware of for your health and safety.
In particular, if you fall under these specific categories, mentioned further below.
Yes, there is so much more to know when used as an Essential Oil that can benefit not only your health but also in other uses you may not have thought known.
Properties and chemicals found within Rosemary Oil
Rosemary Oil, like many other genuine essential oils, can benefit the body in many ways.
Rosemary Oil contains many properties such as Antioxidant, Anti-bacterial, Antiviral, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-carcinogenic, Antispasmodic, and Anti-infectious Stimulant, and Calmative.
Depending on which scientific tests the chemical components can range between 22 to 29 chemical compounds.
However, all have shown that three main chemical components found within Rosemary Oil give various beneficial effects on the body, with other applications discussed further below.
The three main components are:
Here the camphor within Rosemary Oil helps the musculoskeletal system. Along with helping to stimulate and boost increased energy while also acting as a muscle relaxant.
Cineol is known to help benefit the respiratory tract and has shown many therapeutic benefits for issues such as asthma,
Camphor helps to stimulate and boost increased energy.
Verbenon works well to help rejuvenate dry skin along with circulation to the head (more on this below).
What are the Benefits and Uses of using Rosemary Oil?
As you can see from the above properties and chemicals, there is much that Rosemary Oil can do for you and your health.
Plus a couple of other benefits I will mention.
Rosemary Oil is one of the most popular Oils to use when it relates to Haircare in many ways.
As a stimulant, Rosemary Oil is the go-to oil to use for many hair issues.
You will find this in many hair care products designed to help stimulate the hair follicles, helping grow your hair longer and healthier.
It also reported helping to slow down any premature greying and even hair loss.
Rosemary oil is known to help not only to nourish the scalp but also to combat and remove dandruff.
Those who may be suffering from Alopecia ( a result of hair loss such as bald patches on the scalp) will find Rosemary of great benefit.
Alopecia is when there is a hair loss and can be quite embarrassing due to bald patches seen.
Alopecia is an autoimmune disease but can also be a result of Trauma and stress, Low Zinc levels, Iron deficiency, and genetics, where the immune system has been affected for various reasons.
Studies have shown (Archives of DermatologyTrusted Source ) mixing Rosemary oil with Thyme, Lavender, and Cedarwood Oil and then massaging this into the affected areas for a few months.
After a few months, you will notice some new hair growth where the bald patch was, so keep massaging this mix until you are happy with the results.
Also, learning ways to deal with and reduce stress will help along the way.
Again you can inhale the Rosemary oil to relax, as well as mentioned further below.
Due to its antimicrobial land antiseptic qualities, Rosemary Oil helps with Acne, Eczema, and dermatitis and helps balance and tone the skin; this is great for those with very dry or excessively oily skin.
In doing so, you will find improvement in skin hydration and more elasticity, giving you a more relaxed and healthy look in life.
Healthy skin leads to a healthy mind.
Speaking about a healthy mind, here is another excellent benefit of Rosemary Oil.
Can Improve Cognitive Function and Release Stress.
Rosemary Oil greatly benefits the mind in many ways.
Inhaling the aroma of Rosemary Oil will help relax the mind, reduce stress, and reduce fatigue in the process?
What a great way to wind down after a hard day’s work or at play by using Rosemary Oil to relax.
You will also find studies have shown that inhaling the aroma can have a tremendously beneficial effect to improve performance and mood.
Whether it is school children, young adults in college, or adults studying for exams, it can easily benefit firsthand, improving short-term memory.
Promising research is now seeing some therapeutic support and benefits for those who have Alzheimer’s disease.
Boost Immune System
Regular use of Rosemary Essential Oil helps boost your Immune System due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties.
Those suffering from coughs and colds can significantly benefit from using Rosemary Oil, especially using a Steam inhaler/Vaporizer.
Helps Relieve Pain
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Rosemary Essential Oil works well to reduce inflammation and pain, particularly muscle pain, and relieve headaches.
Using any Essential oil, including Rosemary Oil, never use any essential oil directly on the skin unless mixed with a carrier oil. (Refer below on precautions and side effects).
Improve Blood Circulation
Using Rosemary Oil and other essential oils or ointments can significantly help improve Blood circulation around the body.
A great way is to massage the area of concern or, better still, receive a message from a qualified massage therapist to get an overall massage to your body.
Bug and Insect Repellent
Did you know that Rosemary Oil can be quite effective against insects and specific Bugs not just around you but also in your garden?
One great way is to grow a Rosemary Shrub, which is known to repel flies and mosquitoes.
Rosemary Oil can be a natural alternative rather than using chemical products, which can be quite dangerous to your body and health due to the various chemicals.
Rosemary Oil works quite well against mosquitoes and ticks.
Suppose you want to use the actual Rosemary herbs. In that case, you can add 1 cup of the dried Rosemary to about 1 litre (1 quart) of water, boil for around half an hour, and once cooled, strain the herbs and place it in a clean spray bottle.
You can now use it around the garden or directly on the skin as you’re insect repellent.
Store any unused portion in the refrigerator. When the Rosemary aroma has gone, you can dispose of it perhaps around the garden.
Should you wish to use the Essential Oil for your skin, you can add around 10-15 drops of Essential oil to carrier oil such as Coconut or Olive oil.
You can use that as a personal spay on your body.
It can also be used around the garden; add some citronella to the mix to repel those blood-sucking mosquitoes away.
Keep any unused portion in the refrigerator.
However, as you are using Essential Oils this time, you can add more drops of Essential oil.
Just ensure you have still added a balanced blend of carrier oil as well.
You don’t want this to be too strong due to any skin sensitivity one may have.
Precautions, risks, or side effects you should know about
As mentioned above, never use any essential oils directly on the skin.
- Essential Oils are pure and in their most potent form.
- As I mentioned above, always mix any Essential Oils with carrier oils, such as Coconut or Olive oil.
- Essential Oils, including Rosemary Oil, should not be used on children under four years.
- Some people can have sensitive skin when applying lotions, oils, etc. To make sure a simple patch test can be applied to the inner elbow or on the wrist, wait a couple of days and see if there are any rashes. If so, discontinue using and consult your doctor.
- Taking Rosemary Oil may stimulate menstruation, especially in Pregnant women that may cause a miscarriage.
- Those Breastfeeding or Nursing should also avoid taking Rosemary Oil for the baby’s health, especially those under four years of age, as mentioned at the top point.
- People suffering from High Blood Pressure should avoid taking a supplement that may contain Rosemary again, consult your doctor.
- Due to the oil’s volatile nature, some people may cause Nausea, vomiting, and spasms.
- Never take any Pure Essential Oils as that can be toxic, which may cause vomiting, cramps, and spasms, as mentioned above.
- Rosemary contains a chemical known as salicylate. This chemical works similarly to aspirin. Those who take aspirin or blood thinners such as Warfarin and other types to help thin the blood should avoid rosemary oil as This can increase the thinness of the blood, making it worse should bleeding occur.
Further studies required on the next subjects
More Studies are continuing about Rosemary Oil and its benefits and uses, which are showing promising results.
Areas such as its benefit to help fight against cancer cells that cause various forms of Cancer.
Ways to improve and stimulate the release of bile to help improve the body digest and break down fat.
Studies show that Rosemary Oil can help antibiotics become more effective against various bacteria. Hopefully, this will prove even more beneficial as it can lead to fewer drugs taken in the process.
Further studies are still required to find how it can help fight against Herpes.
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