Have some Rosemary!
Herbs are known to be delightful, aromatic, and healthy, and rosemary is no exception. The herb is appealing both visually and gastronomically, with loads of health benefits to boot. Revered in the Roman, Greek and Egyptian cultures, the versatile herb can be eaten fresh, dried, or ground into a powder form, depending on your recipe.
1. Fresh rosemary contains readily bioavailable nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and other B vitamins such as folate and thiamine.
2. Rosemary may actually increase bile flow which improves digestion overall, and conditions like IBS or Crohn’s disease.
3. Eating fresh rosemary is found to be helpful in maintaining better gut health and fighting gut diseases like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and colitis due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
4. Nausea? Upset stomach? Brew dried rosemary into a tea and sip on it – feel the gentle relief!
5. Traditionally used as a natural remedy for an upset stomach, constipation, gas and bloating, rosemary aids in relaxing the muscles of the intestine, and in doing so it regulates bowel movements.
6. Rosemary oil helps to promote hair growth, prevent baldness, slow graying, and treat dandruff.
7. Eating rosemary as well as using its essential oil helps with mental alertness and focus.
8. Rosemary has been used for its protective effect on the liver in traditional medicine.
9. The essential oil of rosemary has a calming effect on those who are experiencing anxiety or depression.