The essential oil of rosemary is obtained from Rosmarinus Officinalis , a plant of the Labiate family.Known for its stimulating and purifying properties , it is useful as cardiotonic and anti-cellulite.
Characteristics and composition of rosemary essential oil
The rosemary contains mainly phenolic compounds, which are represented by a dozen flavonoids and several phenolic acids and tannins, antioxidants that help prevent cardiovascular disorders .
In fact, it is very rich in biologically active elements, which are found in the essential oil of rosemary and make it an ally with many therapeutic properties :
- eucalyptol ,
- flavonoids ,
- tannins ,
- polyphenolic acids including rosmarinic acid, which has antioxidant properties
How to use Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil is extracted from the flowering tops, from the small leaves and from the flowers, and has a fresh, herbaceous and balsamic scent.
Given this huge range of active ingredients, even more will be its beneficial effects, but let’s see some of them:
- Body care : rosemary essential oil can be used for the care of your body, and is widely used in the treatment of problems such as cellulite, swelling, edema and water retention. All this because it stimulates peripheral circulation and also boasts a draining action on the lymphatic system. Studies show that taking two or three drops of essential oil, dissolved in a teaspoon of honey, can have a purifying function, stimulating bile drainage and digestion.
- Mint cure : It is also useful in the treatment of asthenia, low blood pressure, physical weakness and mental fatigue. This particular natural remedy is in fact used to combat problems such as lack of concentration and energy.
- Purifying: This product is then useful to eliminate excess waste and dissolve stagnation from the body, promoting the detoxifying action of the liver. If mixed with a massage oil, it will also prove to be really excellent for the treatment of joint and muscle pain. While for the treatment of skin problems such as dark spots or pimples just add a few drops in your cream, and apply it on the skin.
- Hair care: this oil is then often used to have stronger and healthier hair. These benefits are in fact obtained thanks to its anti-irritant action on the scalp, its effectiveness in decreasing hair loss and its ability to promote growth. For these same reasons it is often used in the treatment of hair loss even in the most serious cases of female or male alopecia, stimulating the follicles and limiting the weakening and hair loss. To increase its effectiveness, it should be massaged for about ten minutes and then rinsed. Repeat this treatment at least 2 times a week and you will find that your hair will grow faster. Its strengthening power then makes it excellent to apply in case of fine hair, which tends to break easily, making dry hair shinier and easier to comb. While its ability to leave the scalp clean, and to eliminate impurities down to the depths, make it ideal for oily hair.
- Anti-inflammatory effect: rosemary oil, in association also with other essential oils such as lavender, helps to fight dermatitis and irritation of the scalp helping you to have super strong and healthy hair.
- Expectorant properties : useful in all cases of affections of the respiratory system, in particular in cases of acute bronchitis, rhinitis and flu. In these cases, inhalation through the methods described in the appropriate section is recommended.
- Excellent even if used in speakers: an English study has shown that spreading rosemary facilitates the storage of data and the execution of complex calculations. In fact, it helps fight memory loss, and helps in the need to store a lot of data, stimulating the nervous system and giving mental clarity that promotes concentration.
Precautions for use and contraindications:
If you also want to benefit from the effects of this aromatic plant , which has always been known for its curative and culinary properties , we indicate some precautions for use .
L ‘ essential oil of rosemary is not toxic, but, like all essential oils, is very concentrated and should therefore be used undiluted .
It should be used with caution in patients with gallstones, while it is contraindicated:
- while breastfeeding,
- in epileptic subjects and children.
Finally, be careful to take rosemary essential oil for internal use : in high doses, in fact, it could be toxic. It is therefore recommended to pay attention to the dosage and, in case of doubt, always contact your herbalist, pharmacist or doctor.