Rosemary plant, a plant native to the Mediterranean region, has small light blue flowers that are mainly grown next to the leaves. The part of rosemary used in cooking and medical applications includes its leaves and flowering branches. Since ancient times, rosemary plant has always been considered by doctors and in recent years, research has shown many health benefits for rosemary.
Health benefits of rosemary
Approximately 100 grams of rosemary contains 131g calories, 14g fiber, 3.3 grams protein, 21g carbohydrates and 6g fat. High levels of antioxidants in rosemary extract and its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal benefits protect the skin and delay the signs of premature aging. It also improves skin problems such as eczema, allergies and acne. Rosemary strengthens your hair. Moreover, the use of rosemary oil reduces hair loss.
For people with nervousness, anxiety and insomnia, it is recommended to drink a decoction of this plant. Patients, with neurological migraines can also use controlled doses of rosemary to relieve their pain. Like green tea, rosemary has been shown to be effective in fighting cancer and reducing the symptoms of leukemia, pancreatic, prostate, ovary, liver, cervix and lung cancers.
Furthermore, the use of rosemary plant and its byproducts is very useful for relieving joint and muscle pain. Rosemary ointment and lotion are commonly used as analgesics, rheumatoid arthritis relievers. Due to the antioxidant properties of rosemary which improve blood circulation and relieve clogged blood vessels, people with cardiovascular problems can consume controlled amounts of rosemary as a decoction after consulting their doctor.
The Carnosic Acid in rosemary protects brain neurons from stress and overexertion. It is anti-Alzheimer and boosts memory and increases concentration. Planting and growing rosemary at home is not so difficult and you can easily plant it in a pot and use it in various culinary and medicinal applications.