4 Major Health Benefits of Rosemary (Herb)

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Domonique D. Hargrove B,A., M.S., NCEP Certified, Founder and President of “Slight Edge Performance Program”LLC

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Rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region.

The herb has been hailed since ancient times for its medicinal properties. Rosemary was traditionally used to help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost the immune and circulatory system, and promote hair growth.

Rosemary has many health benefits, which may include boosting memory, improving mood, and lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s and cancer. It also helps to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and protect the immune system. The rosemary herb can help stimulate circulation, detoxify the body and protect it from bacterial infections, delay aging, and heal many skin conditions.

Rosemary has a warm, bitter, and astringent taste yet it gives a wonderful flavor and aroma to soups, sauces, stews, roasts, and stuffing. It can be used in dried powder form or as fresh leaves for preparing tea, essential oil, and liquid extract.

The phytonutrients in Rosemary include rosmarinic acid, arnosol and carnosic acid, which support your body’s cellular health.

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Rosemary is also a good source of iron, calcium and vitamin B6. In addition, those spiky green leaves contain phytonutrients, naturally occurring compounds found in plants that help them survive the elements. These phytonutrients are thought to provide similar benefits for people.

Rosemary contains substances that are useful for stimulating the immune system, increasing circulation, and improving digestion. Rosemary also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that may make it useful for reducing the severity of asthma attacks. In addition, rosemary has been shown to increase the blood flow to the head and brain, improving concentration.

Rosemary grows on a small evergreen shrub belonging to the Labiatae family that is related to mint. Its leaves look like flat pine-tree needles, deep green in color on top while silver-white on their underside.

The rosemary herb is considered to be sacred by ancient Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, as well as Hebrews and is particularly prevalent in Italian cultural cuisine. It is also called as ‘Dew of the Sea’ or ‘Old man’.

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According to USDA, fresh rosemary has a very high reserve of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamin, and folate. It contains minerals like magnesium, calcium, and iron. Moreover, it has abundant antioxidants in the form of phenolic compounds like diterpene, carnosol, and rosmarinic acid.

The essential oils in rosemary herb also contain powerful ingredients such as cineol, camphene, borneol, bornyl acetate, α-terpineol, and α-pinene.

Rosemary has traditionally been used as a natural remedy for upset stomach, constipation, gas, bloating as it helps in relaxing the muscles of the intestine. Adding it to your diet may help you regulate your bowel movements and your gastrointestinal system.

Carnosol and carnosic acids are two powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds found in rosemary that have been linked to reducing inflammation of muscles, blood vessels, and joints. This makes it an effective treatment and prevention of many diseases, including blood pressure, gout, arthritis, and injuries sustained during physical exertion or surgery.

Enhances Brain Function:

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One of the earliest documented uses of rosemary was as a cognitive stimulant.
It helped improve memory performance and quality. It is also known to boost alertness, intelligence, and focus. One possible mechanism for this action is that rosemary extract enhances the synthesis of nerve growth factor which is vital for nerve tissue.

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The carnosic acid in rosemary has neuroprotective properties. Studies suggests that it may help to reduce oxidative stress and overstimulation in nerve cells, ultimately protecting the nervous system. There is also evidence showing that rosemary protects certain parts of the brain from tissue damage such as ischemic injury, heals nervous tissue, and reduces blood clots.

Studies have proven that Rosemary may improve Brain Function. In ancient Greece and Rome, rosemary was thought to strengthen memory. Research indicates that inhaling rosemary oil helps prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine, a brain chemical important for thinking, concentration and memory.

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Rosemary contains an ingredient called carnosic acid, which can fight off damage by free radicals in the brain. Rosemary appears to be protective against brain damage, might improve recovery and prevent brain aging. Some studies have suggested that rosemary may significantly help prevent brain aging.

Continue to be conscious and proactive about making sure you are getting this essential phytonutrient in your diet and eating lifestyle!

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