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Essential Oils - Helpful or Hype?

Updated: Apr 16, 2019

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) is one of the most popular herbs on the planet, distributed and used all over the world due to its culinary and medicinal uses.

Rosemary has been pharmacologically validated for several therapeutic uses. Some of these include those the are antibacterial, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, just to name a few. The uses of rosemary oil are far reaching.

The Top 10 Benefits of Rosemary Oil

- Helps to rebalance gut microbiota and improve digestion

- Acts as an anti-inflammatory and mild pain reliever

- Has anti-depressant effects

- Boosts memory

- Reduces anxiety

- Improves sleep quality

- Stimulates hair growth

- Treats infections

- Strengthens immunity

- Potential therapeutic uses for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's Disease

How to use rosemary: Rosemary is easily grown inside and can be used when cooking as a flavor enhancer. However, it's worth noting that the therapeutic effects of rosemary are observed from using rosemary oil, not consuming the herb. Typically rosemary oil is used topically by diluting it in a carrier oil such as jojoba or almond oil, or by diffusing in the air. It is not advised to consume through eating or drinking.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND THAT HOW HERBS ARE GROWN AND SOURCED IS JUST AS IMPACTFUL AS THE HERB ITSELF. I recommend The Herb Shoppe in Portland, Oregon and Apothecary Tinctura in Denver, Colorado. They ship!

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