By Rania Watts
Mainly known for seasoning food, apparently Rosemary oil was used in folk medicine and is not being tested by scientists for potential benefits (McCulloch. M, 2018).
The article that I found listed 14 various uses for Rosemary essential oil, clearly showing it to be more than just a seasoning for poultry.
For one, it may improve brain function. It was postulated that in ancient Greece & Rome that Rosemary was utilised to solidify one’s memory.
The next one I remember vividly, as I had a friend with oceans of long hair – where she constantly utilised Rosemary Essential Oil on her hair to promote hair growth.
In folk medicine it was used as a mild pain killer. Additionally Rosemary within itself is an oil-based pesticide – “Rosemary oil is used in natural pesticides to kill certain insects. Additionally, the oil helps repel some blood-sucking insects, such as particular mosquitoes and ticks.” (McCulloch. M, 2018)
It could potentially alleviate stress, increase circulation and uplift one’s mood as (in traditional folk medicine), it was used to aid against fatigue.
It could possibly also reduce inflammation of the joints. Moreover, “you can inhale rosemary oil or apply it to your skin. A diffuser can help distribute the essential oil in a room. If using rosemary oil topically, dilute it with a carrier oil, such as jojoba oil, to avoid skin irritation.”
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by Marsha McCulloch, MS, RD on November 15, 2018 https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/rosemary-oil-benefits