The rosemary herb is a super antioxidant food that can ward off disease, and help you live a long, active, and healthy life.
Found in abundance near seashores, the rosemary herb gets its name from the Latin words meaning "dew" and "of the sea".
Even though it was found mostly in the Mediterranean climates, today it's grown almost everywhere in the world. You're probably quite familiar with this aromatic spice because it has a lovely flavor that is well suited to a wide variety of foods including stews, meats, fish, salads or soups.
But we'd bet that few of you have ever stopped to wonder about the true nature of this piney scented herb, and what it can do for you besides make happier taste buds!
Rosemary is a much-cherished symbolic and medicinal herb with a history that goes back for thousands of years.
Since ancient times it was a symbol of friendship, loyalty, and remembrance. Brides wore rosemary wreathes as a symbol of their love and fidelity, believing that this beautiful herb was a gift from the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite.
In the thirteenth century, Queen Elisabeth of Hungary who suffered from crippling gout and rheumatism claimed at 72 years old that drinking rosemary water helped her regain her beauty and strength. She even received a marriage proposal from the King of Poland - who was 26!
The rosemary herb was burned in sick chambers to purify air, and during the Plague of 1665, it was carried and sniffed to protect against contamination.
Reinforcing its antiseptic uses, rosemary was burned in French hospitals to kill germs during World War II.
Because it is a well-established antioxidant, you will definitely want to include this wonderful herb in your arsenal against disease!
It's been shown to prevent mutations in your DNA (particularly in the liver and the bronchial cells) that are caused by disease causing chemicals and toxins1 which can lead to cancerous growths.
What's more, in spite of the increased awareness and media attention that skin cancer has been getting in the last decade or more, few of us know that the rosemary herb helps protect your skin.
Well over a decade ago scientists confirmed that the antioxidant components of rosemary called carnosol and ursollic acid were effective in preventing the deadly skin cancer melanoma.2
Rosemary probably became known as the herb of remembrance because of its stimulating effects on the mind.
It's a warming, stimulating herb that increases the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your head, which may be one reason why it's such a good memory booster, but that's not all.
The compounds in rosemary herb are said to prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine, which is a chemical that induces the brain cells that are responsible for memory and reasoning to communicate with one another.
The rosemary herb or rosemary essential oil can be used for:
In fact, as an antibacterial, rosemary is really special because it cleanses the blood and helps control the growth of many pathogenic bacteria without killing the good microflora (beneficial bacteria and yeast) in your body - unlike so many antibacterial drugs which kill the good bacteria along with the bad, throwing off the balance of your inner ecosystem.
Preventing the growth of fungal infections like candida is part of the equation of maintaining a healthy inner ecosystem and true vitality.
And the rosemary herb has been shown to be naturally effective in killing yeast infections and candida, which makes it something you should definitely incorporate into your Body Ecology lifestyle.
Vital Choice Rosemary Herb is your best source to get all the health benefits of this versatile, delicious herb. Try some rosemary today and see how your health, skin and memory improve!
We recommend you buy only organic rosemary herb from a trusted source, which for us, is at Vital Choice.
Here are a few different ways to add rosemary herb to your diet:
And it's the time of year for us to remind you of our delicious Millet Amaranth Holiday Dressing recipe, to which you can add rosemary herb on its own, or as part of the Herbs D' Provence.
To sum it all up, the rosemary herb is extremely versatile, and can easily be added to just about any food as part of your Body Ecology lifestyle.