Ros maris or “summeri rose,” as the Greeks and Romans called it, was known as a medicinal herb since ancient times and was dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite. Now, it is known as rosemary.

Recent research found that rosemary is a strong antioxidant that prevents aging.

Rosemary contains flavonoids that promote circulation, strengthen blood vessels and improve blood flow to all tissues, and it explains the traditional use of rosemary to improve memory and concentration, then, against headaches, as well as encouraging the growth of hair.



Rosemary has soothing effect on the digestive system and is recommended for obstacles in the digestion and absorption in the intestine, with cramps in the stomach and constipation.

Studies have found that rosemary extract promotes secretion of bile juice, which is very important for digesting fat.

Another study published in 1995, found that this herb is an excellent diuretic and cleanses the liver from toxic substances.

Rosemary is an effective anti inflammatory means. It has an antibacterial effect and can be used to treat bronchitis, infections of the ear, nose and throat.

In addition, rosemary is an effective means to strengthen in general tiredness. For external use rosemary oil can be used diluted with neutral oil such as sunflower and used for relief of muscle pain, sciatica and rheumatic pains.

If the tea of rosemary is added to the bath water, it will help relieve rheumatism.



Extract of rosemary stimulates circulation on the scalp and is applied as a means of preventing excessive baldness. It also helps in the treatment of dandruff.

Do not put the essential oil of rosemary in the mouth and keep it away from children. Pregnant women and nursing mothers can use rosemary in only minimal amounts that are considered normal in cooking.

Rosemary is a highly branched, aromatic shrub that can grow up to 1-3 meters in height.

The herb blooms twice a year, in April and September.

It succeeds best in a warm place protected from the wind, partially sandy soil. The flowers are harvested when in full flower, and leaves or branches, can be harvested throughout the year.

During the winter should be protected from the cold.

The rosemary tea cures headaches and tincture for massage helps with rheumatism.

Young leaves and flowers of rosemary are ideal for tea, which is a good remedy for headaches, stomach cramps, colds and nervous tension.

If you suffer from depression, inhalation of rosemary tea can greatly help. It has soothing effect on the relaxation of muscles, digestive disturbance and menstrual cramps.

Teaspoon of fresh leaves or dried leaves of rosemary should be poured with one cup of boiling water and let it stand for 15 minutes. Strain. Drink two cups a day. Do not drink it in the evening because you cannot fall asleep.



Tincture of rosemary: pour 20 g rosemary with 100 ml of alcohol and allow to stay for 10 days. Strain.

Consumption: 15 to 20 drops per day in a glass of water. For external massage is used in rheumatism or circulation problems.

Rosemary wine for circulation

Two tablespoons of rosemary leaves and flower should be soaked in a liter of homemade white wine, left to stand for 6 days and then be strained.

Drink a brandy cup (0.3 dl) in the morning on an empty stomach. Rosemary wine calms the heart, promotes urination and improves blood circulation. It is used for rheumatism, gout and inflamed joints.


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