How to grow it?
Rosemary is very resistant and branched, aromatic, semi-shrub, which grows one to three meters in height, woody only in the lower part, with thick, the edges downward curved leaves. The leaves have a very short stem, are narrow, dark green, above a little rough. The plant blooms twice a year, in April and September. It can be grown from cuttings, and grows best in a sunny spot, in a well-drained sandy soil. Do not ask a lot of water, but loves the sun. The flowers are harvested while they are in full bloom and the leaves all year. During the winter rosemary is desirable to protect from the cold – with straw or foil, and if grown in a container it is best to enter the closed area, the place is not too hot.
The new studies showed that rosemary is a great antioxidant, which slows down aging. It acts calming on digestion, so you can use it against the pain in the stomach, feeling of bloated and constipated. It is also an excellent anti-inflammatory agent. Rosemary contains flavonoids, which stimulate circulation, strengthen blood vessels and improve blood flow in the veins, and this explains the traditional use of rosemary to improve memory and concentration, the headache and to stimulate hair growth.
Home remedy for hair
Rosemary etheric oil strengthens hair and helps in hair growth.
You will need:
- One tablespoon of organic cold-pressed olive oil
- Two drops of tea tree oil
- Two drops of essential oil of rosemary
- Half a cup of cold pressed virgin coconut oil
Melt coconut oil and put in it all other ingredients. Mix until you get a fine paste. Put it in a glass jar and close it tightly.
How to use it:
You should use this remedy on dry hair before washing. Apply it on the whole scalp and cover your hair with a bag and put the hot towel on. After 15 minutes you can wash your hair. Redo this treatment two times a week.
You will see the results after two months.
For outside use rosemary oil diluted with neutral oil, such as sunflower, and is used for rubbing in for muscle pain, sciatica and rheumatic pain and inflammation. Oil can be added to bath water helps to relieve rheumatism.
Young tops, leaves and flowers of rosemary can be prepared as a tea, which is a good remedy for headaches, stomach cramps, colds and nerve diseases.
If you suffer from depression, inhalation of vapors of rosemary tea will help in the treatment. The beneficial effect on muscle relaxation, indigestion and menstrual cramps. Pour a cup of boiling water over a teaspoon fresh or dried rosemary leaves and let stand 15 minutes. Strain. Drink two cups a day.
If you want something more powerful and longer lasting preparation, you can try tincture of rosemary. To prepare it, pour 20 g of rosemary with 100 ml of alcohol and let sit for ten days. Strain. Take 15 to 20 drops per day in a glass of water. Externally used to massage with rheumatism or circulatory problems.
Don’t eat etheric oil and don’t give it to your children. When pregnant, use as much rosemary as you spend while preparing a meal.