Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) an aromatic evergreen herb from the mint family is native to the Mediterranean region. It is used in household for decorative purposes and as a seasoning.
The oil is used to add fragrance to perfumes, shampoos and other commercial products. Its aroma can help clear the mind and relieve stress and anxiety. The oil blended with coconut oil can help fade stretch marks.
Rosemary is a good source of iron, calcium and vitamin B6. Like other herbs in this family it has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds which helps to neutralising harmful particles called free radicals. A study found that Rosemary can help boost memory and help the brain. It has antibacterial potential and can eliminate odour bacteria which is a good thing for oral health. Rosemary has been used as a pain reliever and can help relieve the symptoms of a cold and congestion.
Carnosol and Carnosic acid are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds in rosemary which help reduce inflammation in muscles and joints.
Blemish: Rosemary can improve the youthful quality of skin whilst reducing blemishes and boosting healthy skin glow. It can help keep skin moisturised and fight off skin damaging free radicals.
Stimulate hair growth: A study carried out at the University of Maryland Medical centre shows hair regrowth for those who were treated with rosemary oil. Its antifungal properties are used as a gentle and effective dandruff treatment.
Improved circulation: Because rosemary improves circulation, flushing out toxins it can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Acne: The antibacterial qualities help clear up acne