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Most of the evidence for rosemary’s medicinal uses comes from clinical experience rather than scientific studies. However, recent laboratory studies have shown that rosemary slows the growth of some bacteria such as E. coli and S. aureus that are related to the decomposition of food, and may actually perform better than some of the food preservatives market today.
One of the traditional uses of rosemary has been to stimulate hair growth. In a study involving 86 people with alopecia areata (a disease of unknown cause characterized by significant hair loss, generally in patches) those masajeraon your scalp with rosemary and other essential oils (including lavender, thyme and olive cedarwood) every day for seven months experienced significant re – growth of hair compared to those without masajeraon your scalp essential oils. It is not entirely clear in this study if the rosemary (or a combination of rosemary and other essential oils) was responsible for the beneficial effects.
Both laboratory studies such as those in animals suggest that the antioxidant properties of rosemary can be active against colon, breast, stomach, lung and skin. Should be carried out more research in this area, including human evidence before drawing conclusions about the value of rosemary for cancer.
It is also beneficial for hypotension (low blood pressure) exhaustion or stress .
Rosemary quite popular cooking herb, especially in Mediterranean dishes and is also used as an additive to soaps and other cosmetics. In popular culture rosemary has been used by herbalists to improve memory, relieve pain and spasm, stimulate hair growth and support the circulatory and nervous system. It is also believed to affect the menstrual cycle, could induce abortion, menstrual pain relief, increases urine flow, and reduce kidney pain (for example from kidney stones). Recently, Rosemary was the subject of laboratory animal studies investigating its potential prevention of cancer and its antibacterial properties.
The plant rosemary
Native of the Mediterranean, rosemary is now widely cultivated in other parts the world, but preferably takes place in a warm and relatively dry. The plant takes the name Rosmarinus, a Latin term meaning “sea dew.”
It is an upright evergreen shrub that can grow to a height of six feet. The stiff branches hold woody trunk with fissured bark, leaves are like needles dark green above and white below. Both fresh and dried leaves strong. Its small flowers are pale blue. The leaves and flower parts contain a volatile oil.
Plant parts used
The leaves and sprigs of rosemary are used for cooking and medicinal uses.
Rosemary is an annual plant that grows up to 2 meters tall, has leaves rigid, linear needle-shaped and covered with a layer of tiny hairs. This is a woody shrub that grows in almost any soil worldwide.
One of the best medicinal plants: rosemary. This factory, which scientific name is “Rosmarinus officinalis” has some medicinal properties. It stands out as a digestive and carminative good and useful to relieve abdominal pain and a mild diuretic. It is indicated for cases of constipation by improving digestion and the digestive system as a whole.
This is a plant used since ancient times for many drugs and the aromatic properties. In its chemical composition is the alkaloid, saponin, organic acid and camphor, and other substances that make rosemary plants highly valued by the pharmaceutical industry for the manufacture of many drugs.