Rosemary is one of the most powerful herbs, offering health benefits ranging from an increase in memory to migraine relief.
Rosmarinus officinalis, more commonly known as rosemary, is a woody herb widely utilized in cooking and as an essential oil. Native to the Mediterranean region, this evergreen plant now grows throughout moderate climates in Europe and America. Considered one of the most commonly-used herbs, it is actually considered part of the mint family.
While it’s one of the most powerful herbs out there, rosemary hardly gets used to its potential considering its calming, nurturing and flavorful effects. Here’s what we’re talking about:
Health Benefits of Rosemary Essential Oils
Not only is rosemary packed with iron, calcium and vitamin B6, but it offers an array of health benefits through the scent of its oils as well.
History says that Greek scholars wore bundles of rosemary to enhance their skills during exams, since the fragrance is known to increase alertness, memory and focus. Perhaps that’s why it’s a main ingredient in one of our most popular scents, Gratitude.
While rosemary has been proven to increase alertness and neurological functioning, studies are starting to show that rosemary essential oil can potentially be used to treat and help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Health Benefits of Eating Rosemary
In addition to improving memory, rosemary is also said to soothe digestive issues including constipation, bloating and diarrhea – because it’s a relative to mint, rosemary has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for calming sour stomachs. This might come in handy over the holidays.
Additionally, consuming rosemary is also linked to relieving muscle aches and pains, including headaches and migraines – which its scent can even help relieve. Rosemary can also be made into a paste, and topically applied to an area of pain for near immediate relief.
Rosemary at Magic Fairy Candles
Because rosemary is so beneficial as an essential oil, we use rosemary in many of our best selling products including Rosemary Tea Tree Mint.
If you’re interested in reaping the benefits of rosemary, check out our Rosemary Tea Tree Mint Aromatherapy, and let us know what you think. If you ever have questions about the benefits of our products or what is right for you, always feel free to reach out to Kim.