Rosemary essential oil, properties and medicinal uses

Rosemary Essential Oil is obtained from the Rosemary plant , Rosmarinus officinalis , from its leaves and flowers by steam distillation extraction.

This oil has become a natural option to prepare a multitude of home remedies that help us take care of ourselves in a simple way. And it is due to its medicinal properties, which have been used since ancient times. To use rosemary essential oil externally, it must be combined with a base oil such as sweet almond oil or argan oil .

We are going to know what rosemary essential oil is good for and different ways to use it. As you will see, it is a good idea to include this essential oil in your green medicine cabinet, just like bergamot essential oil .

You can also see other articles on the properties of medicinal plants .

Medicinal properties of rosemary essential oil

Rosemary essential oil can be very useful on many occasions, since it has action:

  • antispasmodic
  • stimulating
  • antioxidant
  • healing
  • diuretic
  • anti-inflammatory
  • tonic
  • painkiller
  • carminative
  • antiseptic.

Rosemary essential oil uses

grow rosemary * This essential oil is useful to relieve muscle aches and joint pain

* Delays skin aging

* Promotes memory and concentration

* Stimulates the functioning of the gallbladder

* Use it to combat fluid retention

* Helps to expel accumulated mucus from the airways

* Rosemary essential oil stimulates blood circulation

* Helps regulate menstruation

* Promotes the proper functioning of the digestive system

* Combat drowsiness due to its stimulating effect

* Helps mitigate acne and regulate oil

* Rosemary essential oil improves symptoms of rheumatism and gout

* Accelerates wound healing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Learn how to grow rosemary .

* Improves irritated and sensitive skin, with eczema and dermatitis

* Fortifies the scalp and stimulates hair growth

* It is a natural remedy to combat dandruff

* Relieves coughs, colds and flu.

Rosemary essential oil is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation.

How to use rosemary essential oil?

> In general, rosemary essential oil should be used externally and diluted in a base oil

> Use it externally together with a base oil for cases of swollen belly and gas , rheumatism and gout , to improve circulation in the legs, etc. Apply it together with the base oil, massaging the affected area. The amount of rosemary essential oil varies according to the needs of each person and the purpose for which it is used.

> Include this essential oil in the preparation of homemade soap , shampoo , colognes , etc.

> You can add a few drops of rosemary essential oil to bath water or to a basin or container in which to put your feet. This way you will be able to relax the muscles and relieve joint discomfort. You can even make bath salts at home, here is an example of how to do it. Just substitute some of the essential oils for rosemary.

> In the case of colds and flu, you can steam with rosemary essential oil. In this way we are able to stimulate the expulsion of mucus and improve the symptoms associated with these ailments. In addition, you have other medicinal plants for flu and colds

> Due to its antiseptic effect, we can use it to clean. See how to make homemade products to clean the home .

> You can also add a few drops of rosemary essential oil to a diffuser with a little water to use as an air freshener and create a stimulating and fresh climate at home. I also encourage you to see how you can prepare your own home air fresheners .

Read this mini guide on the properties of essential oils


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