Rosemary – is an evergreen dead-nettle. Rosemary is cultivated in southern Europe (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece), North Africa (Libya, Algeria, Tunisia), USA, Turkey and Ukraine.
Rosemary flavor is slightly reminiscent of the smell of pine. A plant's leaves as a spice is added to vegetable soups, minced meat, fried meat, fish, mushroom dishes, some cheeses and salads. Also, flowers and young shoots of rosemary are used in the preparation of various alcoholic beverages.
In addition to improving the palatability of food, rosemary helps normalize the function of the digestive system, as it increases the secretion of gastric juice.
When rubbing the skin with a solution of rosemary oil, there is significant increase in blood flow, and therefore this oil is effective in treating sciatica, rheumatism and muscle aches.
In cosmetic preparations containing rosemary essential oil, ideal for people with oily skin type as rosemary accelerates cell renewal of the epidermis and promotes eliminate toxins from the body.
Another unusual property of rosemary is its ability to activate thought processes, exacerbate memory and perception, elimination of neuroses. This action is due to its short-lived rise in blood pressure caused by the rosemary and, accordingly, improvement of the blood supply of the brain.
Precisely because the scent of rosemary is prescribed to people partially lost vision, sense of smell, or suffering from speech disorders.
Contraindications to the use of rosemary essential oil: pregnancy, epilepsy, hypertension, hypersensitivity to rosemary.
In the sweating-room scent of rosemary is recommended for improving intellectual abilities or before any important events, but the dosage must be strictly observed.