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MY SPICE RACK:

ROSEMARY

ROSEMARY is a very interesting herb.  I am pleased to state that WebMD.com, MedicalNewsToday.com and Wikepedia.com had this information available which made me happy.  We need good medicine, but we do not need to throw out our herbs either. Rosemary comes from the Mediterranean and is a Fragrant Evergreen Herb.  Rosemary is used in cooking to season Lamb, Chicken and Pork meats.  I use it in my Italian Seasonings on eggs and just about everything as I love the flavors, but I use a light touch as these herbs are strong in flavor.

 Rosemary is a member of the Mint Family. Rosemary is rich in Antioxidants and has Anti-inflammatory Compounds.  Rosemary fights off free radical damage in the brain.  Rosemary extract has anti-proliferative effects on human leukemia and breast carcinoma cells (Oncology Reports). Rosemary is being studied in its ability to help Macular-Degeneration.   Rosemary oil is removed from the leaf to make medicine and it is used for these particular ailments:

  • Digestion
  • Skin
  • Toothache
  • Eczema
  • Muscle Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Wound Healing
  • Sciatica
  • Insect Repellant

ROSEMARY is also used in Soaps and Perfumes.   When I researched a little more, I learned it is good for pest control.   My dogs love to go under my five foot Rosemary bush and they always come out smelling sooooooo good.  The fragrance will last a good while as well.

It seems in Digestion it helps with:

  • Heartburn
  • Intestinal Gas
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Circulation

Rosemary is also used for:

  • Diabetes-Fighting Potential
  • High Blood Pressure 
  • Gout
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Reducing Age-Related Memory Loss

ROSEMARY  is used on the Skin for treating Baldness as it is believed to increase circulation of the blood and soothe the itch and helps the healing of Eczema.  With hair loss Rosemary is combined with Thyme, lavender and Cedarwood  and applied to the scalp.  For the treatment of Bald Spots (Alopecia Areata): Combine Essentials Oils:

  • 3 Drops of Rosemary
  • 2 Drops of Thyme
  • 3 Drops of Lavender
  • 2 Drops of Cedarwood

Mixed With:

  • 3 ML of Jojoba Oil
  • 20 ML of Grapeseed Oil

This combination has been used by massaging each night for two minutes with a warm towel placed around the head for increased absorption. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should not use Rosemary more than food preparation as it has side effects that could cause harm.  Always check with your doctor even in food preparation as everyone is different and work in conjuction with your doctor.  You can go to WebMD.com to check out the above information and find more information.

If you have Aspirin allergy, Bleeding disorders and Seizure disorders,  and are taking :  Ace Inhibitors, Diuretics, Lithium, Anticoagulant Drugs such as Warfarin, Aspirin, and Clopidogrel; DON’T USE.  Google, WEBMD.com and Medicalnewstoday.com to see more on that.

ROSEMARY IS LIKELY UNSAFE TAKEN IN LARGE AMOUNTS AND CAN CAUSE:

  • Vomiting
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Kidney Irritation
  • Increased Sun Sensitivity
  • Skin Redness
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Spasms
  • Coma
  • Pulmonary Edema (fluid in the Lungs)
  • Miscarriage

*SEE Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version and Professional Version.  © Therapeutic Research Faculty 2009.   Also, University of Maryland Medical Center.

In researching Rosemary I was pleasantly  surprised to find so much research had been done.  In my research of Rosemary I stumbled across information from many comments I read and scrolled through.  I kept seeing a thread…maybe a couple of threads.

I kept reading comments about Stressful seasons in these people’s lives causing an Allergy outbreak then Eczema.  I also noticed  Candida Yeast, low Magnesium and low Zinc seeming to crop up.  They kept talking about Menstrual and Menopausal conditions   causing dry skin, so is there a Hormonal component here for Eczema?

Rosemary is a strong Herb so go gently when using so as not to have another problem and not be able to use it.  Work in conjunction with your Doctor.  Print out the research noted in WebMD.com and MedicalNewsToday.com and take it to your Doctor.  You may be the instrument to help others in need of this information.

“YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU MAY HELP SOMEONE ELSE”

“YOU MAY BE THE KEY THAT OPENS THE DOOR TO THEIR HEALTH”

“I HOPE I HELPED SOMEONE TODAY”

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