The Herb Rosemary: Super Antioxidant, Powerhouse Memory Booster & More

Posted November 3, 2007. There have been 10 comments

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.

The Rosemary Herb is a Super Antioxidant

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

Herb of Remembrance - Memory Booster!

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.

Rosemary Herb: Helps Fight Candida Too!

The rosemary herb or rosemary essential oil can be used for:

  • Circulation problems
  • Muscle pain
  • Nerve and sciatic pain
  • Eczema
  • Vibrant, young skin
  • Rheumatism
  • Blocked menstrual flow
  • Liver congestion
  • Halitosis
  • Enhancing immunity because it stimulates sweating and toxin removal
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Fever reduction
  • Digestive upset, bloating, cramping
  • Antibacterial purposes
  • Fungal infections including candida

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.

Caution: Because of its effect on menstrual cycles, women who are pregnant are advised against using rosemary. And because its oil is extremely potent, it should never be ingested directly.

Sources:

  1. Rosemary
    http://www.herbalextractsplus.com/rosemary.cfm
  2. The Sunscreen Paradox. Popular Misconceptions About Skin Cancer Prevention
    http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2006/jun2006_report_sunscreen_02.htm

Post Categories: Anti-Aging Candida

10 Comments

  • I have a rosemary bush planted into herb garden. I cut pieces of it and put it in my water bottle along with a sprig of mint. Makes the water taste so fresh!! Love it! I just keep refilling my bottle in the water fountain. Awesome!!

    Posted on May 5 at 4:56 pm

  • I was bathing in rosemary and suddenly got a lot of compliments on my beautiful hair. I also used it to help treat a root canal infection.

    Posted on Mar 13 at 7:35 pm

  • I have a loved one that has an alcohol drinking problem. I was told that this can help but I don't see how it should be given. Please reply Thank you

    Posted on Jul 22 at 1:27 pm

  • hi so I was wondering would it truly work with out any dots as I have not soo bad but bad memory I need help what to do. As I have read the other comment its says drinking it for 2 weeks with out any fail it works and yet am I meant to drink it in cold or warm water and it makes your skin smother, so am I meant to do that? I have tried many things for memory but non of them work will this? thank you pleas replay....

    Posted on Jul 4 at 11:52 am

  • i am a herbal medical student. thank u for this information. i will try what you have said on this herb and also advocate it for the betterment of all age groups.

    Posted on Mar 22 at 3:11 am

  • I'd like to know if anyone has had personal experience with a person wih epilepsy taking Rosemary. From what I've read it seems perfect for someone who suffers with epilepsy, but most sites say it is unsafe for epilepsy. Does this refer to internal or external use? Or both?

    Posted on Mar 9 at 8:39 am

  • i was wonder why "under a few different ways to add rosemary herb to your diet why RAW wasn't in that. Why are people afraid to eat things like this raw? it doesn't taste half bad.

    Posted on Oct 17 at 2:36 am

  • I have takenrosemary as a warm drink and it has helped me to retain what i have studied at school!

    Posted on Oct 8 at 6:54 am

  • Thank you for the complete information on the herbs. I am a Master Herbalist and Cert. Naturopath and have of course noticed that traditional medical pratitioners who have nothing better to do are now attempting to propagandize the internet and interfere with the publics ability to arrive at the truth regarding the healing potentialities of herbs.

    It takes reading several postings to find one that is complete and truthful like yours and I thank you.

    Posted on Jun 8 at 7:19 am

  • Contrary to what conventional medical practitioners say about herbs and its efficacy in treating fungal,bacterial and viral infections,Rosemary does wonders even when taken internaly.It helped me clear many ailments including cancer and diabetes.Iam from Kenya and educated upto masters level.I have since taken herbal medicine as infact a first degree remedy even in emergency cases.
    Among a must have herbal medicines one should always stock at home is Rosemary.It serves many purposes as have known and used.Athritis,rheumatism of kinds find a remedy in this wonderful plant Rosemary.Today i can testify to its efficacy though i took it internally -taking half a glass morning and evening daily for two weeks without fail.I now feel great ,invigorated,youthful in look,agile,and smooth faced.Please when unwell take or even unsure of what ails you,take it.n

    Posted on Jun 10 at 12:02 pm

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