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Rosemary by AlternativeHealth

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									Rosemary

Overview – Rosemary literally means “dew of the sea” and is also sometimes called
Romero. It has detoxification, antimutagenic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant,
antispasmodic, food preservative, and diuretic properties.

Further, those students who remember Shakespeare’s quip, “Rosemary, that’s for
remembrance” will know that it Rosemary has long been believed to stimulate the memory
and improve brain function as a whole.

What Rosemary Can Treat – Headaches, Poor Circulation, Menstrual Cramps, Spasms,
Eczema, Rheumatism, Alzheimer’s Disease, Bruises, Digestive Problems, Abdominal
Cramps, Yeast Infection, Indigestion, Muscle Soreness, IBS, Poor Memory, Atherosclerosis,
Flatulence

Treatment and Dosage - Rosemary can be applied topically in the form of Rosemary oil to
treat muscle soreness, headaches, poor circulation, bruising, and other related ailments.
Many oils must be diluted with other oils, such as olive or grapeseed oil. Follow the
instructions written on the label. Use as needed. To treat low blood circulation, place a
dropper (or more, to taste) of Rosemary oil to your bath.

If taken in capsule form, take 800 mg of Rosemary 2 times per day.

Rosemary tea will ease headaches.

How it Works – The following is a list of the three primary active ingredients in Rosemary.

Carnosic Acid – This protects the brain from damage and is a preventive for Alzheimer’s
Disease and dementia, and serves to slow the mental aging process. It is also an
antioxidant that will protect the other organs and tissues of the body.

Camphor – This is an aromatic chemical that stimulates blood circulation, fortifies blood
vessels, and works as an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory. Thus it prevents disease
and helps to cleanse the body of pollutants such as cigarette smoke and radiation.

COX- 2 Inhibitor – COX-2 is an enzyme that causes inflammation and the associated pain.
Rosemary contains an inhibitor that will prevent this enzyme from working properly, thus
preventing inflammation. This is the ingredient that will help with bruising.

Toxicity – There is no risk of toxicity at the recommended levels. However, some may be
allergic to rosemary. Do not ingest Rosemary. Do not take Rosemary if you are Anemic.
Women who have heavy menstrual flow may want to avoid this herb. Pregnant women
should not take large doses. Epileptics should not take Rosemary.

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