What are the benefits of rosemary?
Rosemary (Latin name: Rosmarinus officinalis) is part of the Lamiaceae family. Rosemary, with ancient origins, is a plant with evergreen leaves. Rosemary plants have been used for centuries for their health, garden, and skin benefits.
The benefits of rosemary in your garden Harvesting the white cucumber of Bonneuil
Rosemary is very easy to grow, and very disease resistant. You can use its dry or fresh leaves, it depends on its use.
Rosemary takes the form of a bush which can reach up to a meter in height if it is not pruned. Its leaves are very recognizable, its fragrance is very characteristic. They are long, thin like thorns, very thick. The leaves can range from dark green to bluish green when hidden from the sun. Rosemary blooms in the spring. Its flowers are white, pink or purple depending on the type of species.
The rosemary in his garden brings a green note throughout the year since it never loses its leaves. Flowering in spring, this bush, with fresh and joyful flowers, is very beautiful to look at.
Easy to grow, it will grow easily with or without water. Very disease resistant, this plant will go through the years without leaving your garden.
On the coasts of the Mediterranean, it grows wild. Very appreciated by bees, it has its place in the ecosystem of your garden
When and how to harvest rosemary branches?
In summer, and in hot, dry weather. You will need a good pruner to cut the stems.
In summer, you can dry the branches on a dry cloth, preferably in the sun, this is when they will have the most aromatic.
The benefits of rosemary in the kitchen
Like thyme, it is used as an aromatic herb to season small dishes of meat, fish or vegetable gratins. It goes perfectly with vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms or pulses. Rosemary harmonizes perfectly with thyme and garlic.
Surround your roasts, insert a few branches in your chicken, or in your
re fish, the scent of rosemary when cooked is divine. Rosemary goes very well with honey. A summer flavor that the whole family will enjoy!
The benefits of rosemary in your bathroom
Very effective for our hair reinforcement
Rosemary is rich in flavonoids, ultra-beneficial molecules for our hair. It has effects directly on our follicles, reduces the risk of hair loss, strengthens our scalp, stimulates their shine and growth.
Use rosemary in the form of shampoo or conditioner, preferably made from natural and organic ingredients.
The benefits of rosemary on our dental health
The flavonoids present in rosemary have another effect, that of being antibacterial, very useful for our oral health. This reduces bad breath, and helps limit the appearance of dental plaque. To be used in the form of essential oil or toothpaste.
The antioxidant virtues of rosemary on our beauty
Rosemary is both hydrating and antioxidant. It fights against oxidative stress generated by attacks from the external environment such as UV rays, stress, pollution and acts against the appearance of signs of aging.
Applied to the face, Mademoiselle Saint Germain rosemary day creams (2 versions, a cream and a richer balm) moisturize, firm the skin and reduce wrinkles. The Tonic, also astringent, tightens the pores in a gesture of freshness. Mademoiselle Saint Germain rosemary products are all made with rosemary from the King's Garden of Versailles.
The scent of rosemary
The use of rosemary in perfumery dates back to the 14th century. Water from Hungary, the first alcoholic perfume identified and made up essentially of rosemary, is then given the powers of water of youth.
In addition, the essential oil of rosemary is part of the composition of many perfumes, in particular the Eau de Cologne, very famous.
As you will have understood, rosemary-based products have their beauty secrets and their place in our bathroom.
Whatever its form (shampoo, cream, lotion, essential oils), rosemary plants work wonders!
The health benefits of rosemary
Rosemary has many medicinal properties that have been known and proven for hundreds of years.
Draining, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, rosemary in herbal medicine is extremely beneficial to tired bodies. Restorative properties, which we take advantage of thanks to its leaves, its essential oil and its buds.
Multiples actions : :
- Diuretic: rosemary promotes elimination and protects the liver. It has effects of reducing the risk of kidney stones, gout and delays the onset of rheumatism. (In the form of rosemary verbenone essential oil or herbal tea).
- Relieves muscle pain or joint pain: It delays the onset of rheumatism. Rosemary has an anti-inflammatory effect, in particular thanks to a few drops of Rosemary Camphor essential oil.
- Digestive: it promotes digestion, fights against intestinal disorders and improves blood circulation.
- Anti-fatigue and anti-stress: it prevents overwork and fights against memory problems. To be used regularly in the form of herbal tea, by letting the branches of rosemary infuse a few minutes in boiling water, rosemary has a calming action, and relaxes the whole organism or in the form of essential oils, in particular essential oil from rosemary to cineole, your memory will thank you!
- Antioxidant: it fights against oxidative stress and cellular aging generated by pollution, UV rays, etc.
- Antiseptic: it helps to fight against skin conditions (infections, wounds, etc.)
Comment l'utilise-t-on ?
Internally or externally, rosemary, rosemary extract or rosemary essential oil can be used at many times of the day, and at many times in your life. As an infusion, on sugar accompanied by a few drops of essential oil, or as a cream or lotion on the body, it is very easy to use and can respond to a good number of problems, and thus naturally improve your life. Rosemary has been used for centuries, it has proven itself, so why deprive yourself of it!
On doctissimo, you will find recipes for lotions for external use, but also recipes for internal infusions. The history of the use of rosemary in herbal medicine and all the little secrets of rosemary are exposed, including the origin of rosemary lotion, by the Queen of Hungary and her legend.