Rosemary oil is one of the most beneficial essential oils you can use, with a variety of uses, including:
- Improves Memory
This herb boosts cognitive function and sharpens the memory.
A study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience analyzed the cognitive performance of 144 participants subjected to aromatherapy and found that rosemary made them more alert, improved their performance for overall quality of memory and secondary memory factors, and led to a feeling of contentment.
It has also been found to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Psychogeriatrics researched the effects of aromatherapy on 28 elderly people with dementia, and 17 of them suffering from Alzheimer’s.
They inhaled the vapor of rosemary and lemon in the morning, and then, their functions were assessed. None of them experienced any side-effects, and all of them “showed significant improvement in personal orientation.”
- Soothes Pain
The potent anti-inflammatory properties of this oil have calming effects and relieve pain. Rub the painful muscles and joints with a mixture of a teaspoon of coconut oil, 2 drops of rosemary essential oil, and 2 drops of peppermint oil.
- Improves Oral Health
Rosemary essential oil has powerful disinfectant properties that treat bad breath, prevent cavities and gingivitis, plaque build-up, and other dental conditions.
Add a few drops to your toothpaste, or prepare your homemade toothpaste by mixing coconut oil, peppermint oil, baking soda, and rosemary essential oil.
- Liver Detoxification
Rosemary supports the detoxification of the body, boosts fat metabolism and the bile flow, and reduces plasma liver enzymes.
- Promotes Hair Health
You will boost hair growth if you apply rosemary oil on the scalp, and you will also slow down the graying process, soothe the dry scalp, and treat dandruff. According to Francesc Casadó Galcerá, the mixture of this oil, hops, and swertia offers the following:
- Reduced hair loss
- Rapid hair growth
- A 22.4% increase in new hair growth
- Improved ability of the hair to resist traction
All you have to do is to apply a few drops of the oil on the scalp after showering and gently massage it.
- Lowers Cortisol
Researchers analyzed 22 participants and found that 5 minutes of lavender and rosemary aromatherapy significantly enhances free radical scavenging activity, and significantly reduced cortisol levels, which lowers the risk of many chronic diseases.
- Helps Heal The Prostate
This oil reduces a chemical called DHT, which is linked to prostate health. Mix 2 drops of it with half a teaspoon of some carrier oil and rub beneath the genital area.
- Gallbladder Function
Rosemary essential oil supports the proper function of the gallbladder function and promotes healthy peristaltic activity, which will prevent toxic overload.
Just mix 3 drops of rosemary oil with a quarter teaspoon of coconut oil, and rub this remedy over your gallbladder area twice daily.
- Relieves Neuropathy and Neuralgia
Rosemary oil soothes the pain from damaged nerves. Just mix 2 drops of rosemary essential oil with 2 drops of helichrysum oil, half a teaspoon of some carrier oil, and 2 drops of cypress oil. Use this mixture to rub the painful area.
- Stress Relief
This essential oil lowers the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Diffuse this oil or inhale it from the bottle and enjoy its relaxing properties.