This week's Herb of the Week is Rosemary. I love this fragrant herb as it is able to provide multiple benefits to both health and skin. In addition, it is a delicious ingredient in many recipes. Rosemary also provides an excellent essential oil for aromatherapy use.
Rosemary- What is it?
Rosemary, or Rosemarinus Officinalis, is a highly aromatic herb. Used in skin care, ayurvedic medicine, and cooking, it grows wild throughout the Mediterranean. It can also be seen cultivated in places such as Tunisia, Croatia, and France. A member of the mint family, the plant has long, needle-like leaves and considered is an evergreen-type plant.
Rosemary and Your Health
Rosemary has been used for centuries to treat many different medical issues. Throughout Europe, it is often used to help help with the symptoms of indigestion, as well as joint and muscle pain.
How can Rosemary Help the Skin?
Rosemary is rich in skin-care benefits! It is known for being able to work with sensitive skin marvoulously. Rosemary is a great cleaner, awesome for oily skin and clogged pores, as well as a stimulant and tonic. Rich in antioxidants, an excellent choice in protecting against enviromental stressors and signs of aging — part of the reason I've chosen to include it in my anti-aging eye cream and anti-aging facial oil. I also use it in my Rosemary Peppermint Body Wash and Rosemary Toning Mist
It's really important to note that people who are pregnant, have high blood pressure, or seizure disorders shouldn't use Rosemary.
Try burning a little Rosemary essential oil in your home and see if the fragrance can help relax you, as it does for me!
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