Rosemary – Not just a great flavor

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People think of Rosemary as a herb or spice used in cooking but it has amazing healing properties as well. A cup of Rosemary tea is as effective as an aspirin in relieving headaches. In India it is often used to treat migraines.

Rosemary is plentiful of antioxidants, is useful for nervousness and has even been used to help strengthen hair and shown to be beneficial for premature balding when used as a cold rinse or essential oil applied directly to your head.

Ancient Greeks used Rosemary as a memory booster. In Hamlet, Shakespeare has Opheilia say, “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance” (4.5.174-174)

Rosemary has a number of great benefits including helping circulation, lowering blood pressure, decreasing capillary permeability and fragility. It is also a carminative and is excellent in soothing the intestines, spasms, flatulence and digestive upset.

You can take rosemary as a pill, drink it in tea, add it too foods, or as a tinture.

This information is for educational purposes and not meant for diagnosing. For more information contact your health practitioner.

2 thoughts on “Rosemary – Not just a great flavor

    • Health food stores like Aura’s and True Foods here in Fredericton. (or any other health food store in your local area) would be more likely to carry a tea like this over our traditional grocery store.

      The best thing to do would be to make your own. All you need is boiling water and Rosemary sprigs. Rosemary tea is prepared by steeping 1 teaspoon dried herb in 8 ounces (one cup) of boiling water for 10 minutes. You can add ginger, lemon or a drop of honey for their healing properties and for taste.

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