Origin and characteristics of Rosemary
The name of this plant comes from Latin and means “Dew of the Sea”. Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean area, where it thrives in calcium-rich soils, dry weather and salty air. This essential herb is a shrub of the family of the labiates, with leafy stems that grow up to 1 meter tall. Its leaves are green on the top and whitish on the reverse.
Some Uses for Rosemary
Rosemary leaves and flowers are used. The leaves are more commonly used because they have more benefits. Its components have stimulating and digestive properties. It also has antiseptic, analgesic, antioxidant and healing properties. Rosemary has high levels of iron, and is an effective remedy against anemia.
Rosemary is an appetite stimulant, it tones the stomach and the digestive tract and regulates the functions of the stomach. Drinking Rosemary infusion cleanses the stomach of mucus, whets the appetite and promotes digestion. Its digestive qualities are powerful. Take 3 to 5 tablespoons of Rosemary infusion in the morning and in the afternoon. It also fights flatulence and bad breath. Among home remedies, this should be one of the favorites and one that you should never do without.
To cure flatulence is is recommended to drink the following Rosemary preparation:
- Bring a liter of water to a boil
- Add 10 grams of Rosemary leaves .
- Add honey and drink 2 or 3 times a day; before or after meals
Halitosis or bad breath
To fight halitosis or bad breath, you must do the following:
- 10 grams of Rosemary leaves
- 5 grams of mint or spearming leaves
- 500 grams of water
Make tea and drink after meals.
Other Rosemary Benefits
Rosemary purifies blood, fortifies the central Nervous Systme and the heart. It is very effective to treat Clorosis, a disease that depleats the Red Cells in the blood and it is characterized by extreme paleness. Rosemary is used to treat headaches, vertigo, apoplexy, paralisis, chronic colds, asthma, liver disease, ictericia, scrofulas, kidney problems, rheumatism, hydropesia and heart disease.
- Rosemary is a potent stimulant of the Central Nervous System and the Circulatory System.
- It reduces the discomfort of menstrual periods. It is ideal for scanty and painful periods, in menstrual delays and in states of general weakness.
- It fights Halitosis
- Rosemary powder heals and disinfects wounds.
- It is useful in sores and wounds. Cooked rosemary leaves, 30 gr in a liter of water, heal all kinds of wounds and also ulcers and gangrenous sores.
- Rosemary fights inflammation on feet, legs and mouth
Home Remedies Using Resemary
Rosemary is rich in medicinal properties and has an exquisite aroma. It should not be absent in any home because of its many uses and qualities.
- 1 Tbs of Rosemary leaves x each cup of water. Heat until it boils and drink 4 to 5 cups a day
- 500 gr water
- 10 gr Rosemary
- Rosemary infusion is best made with Rosemary buds. Use 20 grams of Rosemary for each liter of water and sweeten with honey.
Rosemary hot baths
- For hot Rosemary baths, use cooked Rosemary. It cures swelling of the legs, and relieves rheumatism. It also fortifies stunted children and promotes their development.
- Add a liter of Rosemary infusion to the bathtub to relax sore muscles after exercise.
Nervousness and anxiety
- 15 grams of rosemary from Castilla
- 500 grams of water
Make an infusion and drink 6 cups a day.
Rosemary wine taken in small amounts is very effective against heart disorders because it works as a pain reliever. Three or four tablespoons of this wine should be taken, morning and afternoon. The preparation of this wine, which also has a pleasant taste, is extremely simple.
- A bunch of rosemary leaves and branches is poured into a bottle of wine. The bottle is filled with a good wine and after 7 or 8 hours it is ready to use.
Burning Rosemary purifies the air in a room. This is also good for neuralgia and headaches. When you are doing the burning, try to breathe the smoke through your nose. Cover the head with a towel to better collect the smoke. Lie down, you will sleep well and the pain will gradually disappear. Do this for 2 or 3 nights.
- Rosemary oil is an excellent wound remedy. Put a few drops into the wound and cover with a damp cloth.
- Rosemary oil is also good for massaging paralyzed limbs.
- Add 3 to 5 drops of Rosemary oil to mallow tea to calm belly spasms and reduce gas.
- For Scabies, make an ointment consisting of 1 gram of rosemary oil per 10 grams of lard.
- Rosemary oil is effective in helping the healing process.
- A massage with rosemary oil helps reduce pain.
- Apply rosemary oil on nails to strengthen them.
Rosemary Tea for Nerves
To fight anxiety and nervousness, you must follow the following recipe:
- 10 grams of Rosemary flowers
- 1 litre of water.
Heat and bring to a boil. Drink hot or cold.
How to Dry Rosemary
Hang the fresh branches in a dry and warm place. When it has dried, be sure to remove the leaves from the stem before storing them.
How to save rosemary
- They can be stored for several days in the refrigerator in a plastic bag. You can also put the stems in water.
- They should be stored in a dry and cool place. It is better to tear off the leaves from the stem before storing them.