rosemary

rosemary

PHYTO- NUTRIENTS Rosemaranic acid

  • Anti-oxidant and reduces inflammatory messengers (such as leukotriene B4)
  • Useful for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, brochial asthma and atheroscerosis
NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS
  • Food preservative – due to powerful anti-oxidant
  • Flavonoids and volatile oil are antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and stimulate immune system
  • Improves digestion, treats infections of stomach and intestine and is antispasmodic
  • Powerful anti-oxidant flavonoids and essential oils treat and prevent oxidative diseases such as atherosclerosis, arthritis, diabetic neuropathies and cancer, particularly liver cancer
  • Increases blood circulation and concentration – stimulates blood flow to head and brain
    • Treats Alzheimer’s by preventing breakdown of acetylcholine and also improving circulation in brain
    • Treats nervous disorders, upset stomach, headaches, hypotension, baldness, pains and sprains
    • Treats cloudy thinking, menopausal brain fog and stagnant depression (used with holy basil, lavender and / or damiana)
  • Mild nervine, nootropic, carminative and liver tonic
PLANT FAMILY Mint. Related to: Basil, Mint, Oregano, Marjoram, Sage, Thyme
HEALING USE 1/2 tsp in 8oz water, steep 20 mins

Adapted from:

Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books

Winston, D. & Maimes, S. (2007). Adaptogens: Herbs for strength, stamina and stress relief. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press

Balch, P.A. (2002). Prescription for herbal healing. New York, NY: Avery books

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