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The Top 25 Almost-Magical Uses For Rosemary Essential Oil (#25 Is The Best)
Rosemary, one of the oldest spices around, has a very distinctive woody fragrance that is intoxicating for many. This plant has been used for untold centuries as both a food flavor enhancer, for health benefits, and as a natural means of enhancing beauty.
The German-Swiss doctor and botanist, Paracelsus, prized herbal medicine and is said to have loved rosemary oil most of all. He believed this plant could strengthen the entire body with its powerful healing compounds.
It does seem as if rosemary can do just about anything from improve mental capabilities to help stop wrinkles.
Rosemary also blends well with other oils such as eucalyptus, lavender, basil, frankincense, peppermint, and bergamot.
Keep reading and find out the almost-magical things that rosemary essential oil can do for you and your family.
1. Relief From Anxiety
Rosemary has been shown in numerous tests to reduce feelings of anxiety. One such study, published in 2009 in the journal Holistic Nursing Practice, found that nurses who used sachets containing both rosemary and lavender oil had lower feelings of anxiety while taking exams than those who did not have the sachets. These nurses had lower rates of anxiety and lower pulse rates. You can keep a small bottle of rosemary essential oil in a purse, backpack, or pocket to easily have access to anxiety relief with just a few sniffs.
2. Improves Memory And Learning
One 2003 study found that smelling rosemary essential oil improved quality of memory while improving performance for health adults. Another study done from 2012 backed up these results. Even Alzheimer’s patients appeared to benefit from the wonderful smell of rosemary. One study found that when Alzheimer’s patients were given a mix of lemon, lavender, orange, and rosemary essential oils, it improved their cognitive function within the 4 week period. You can rub a drop of rosemary essential oil on your temples, sniff it right from the bottle, or add it to a room diffuser.
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