Rosemary - Everything You need to know about Posted on 13 Nov 21:45 , 3 comments

Rosemary - Everything You need to know about

Also, know as Rosmarinic the pharmaceutical, Diosmarini,

Rosmarinus Officinalis


One of the best-known herbs which carry many healing abilities.

Historically there' s a report of a famous elixir of youth made by distilling rosemary, cedar, and turpentine.

An old story Says that this elixir once transformed a paralyzed and with arthritic problems princess of 70 years old, into an attractive young girl who asked in marriage by the king of Poland in 1370.

That Elixir was called as the "water of the Queen of Hungary."

Centuries ago, People believed that Rosemary could grow only in the courtyard of the righteous people (according to the treasury of Botany) and because it has the ability to strengthen memory, has become a symbol of loyalty, friendship and remembrance.

In Cooking, Rosemary got used mostly with lamb, fish and as a flavoring of food including wine and garlic.

Vegetarians use it to give flavor to stuffed vegetables, baked with nuts, tomato sauce or stewed beans.

Rosemary contains phytochemicals called quinolones, which - as has been shown in laboratory studies - suppress carcinogens & carcinogenic (can also disable it and prevent the onset and spread of cancer).

Also, few know that students in Ancient Greece wore garlands of rosemary in the head when they study for exams, for the reason that it increases blood circulation to where you place it because it has stimulating abilities.

Rosemary is an ancient folk medicine for the improvement of memory and is used by herbalists to treat dizziness due to disorders of the inner ear.

The parts used are the leaves and flowering tops.

Active ingredients: Essential oil with cineol, Borneol, esters, pinene, camphene, Camphor, Tannin, bitter elements, Saponin.

Properties - Indications: It is an excellent tonic and stimulant (like mint, thyme, sage, the balm) and valuable in cases of physical and mental fatigue, accompanied by amnesia and hypotension.

It is cordial, hypertensive and slider casing at the cortex of adrenal gland.Has an effect on bile secretion and, therefore, is useful bile in cases of hepatitis, jaundice cholecystitis, gallstones etc.

It has expectorant properties (facilitates coughing) and antiseptic properties for the lungs and is used in chronic bronchitis, influenza, whooping cough and asthma.

It antidiarrheal a significant effect on intestinal disorders, in colitis, diarrhea, and a concentration of gas in the abdomen and the intestine (eliminates flatulence).

The infusion of the leaves is digestive, antispasmodic and stimulates vision.

Also upstream, antineuralgic, antiarthritic and powerful emmenagogue.

It is beneficial in disorders of the nervous system, in hysteria, migraines, dizziness and epilepsy, and tones the nervous system.


How we use it:

As infusion: Soak a teaspoon of leaves or flowers in a cup of warm water. We use a strainer for water and drinking after 10 minutes. A cup a day works as a digestif or antidiabetic or anticonvulsant or anti-hysterical or sedatives or anti blown (gaseous expulsion).

As a decoction: A sprig with 3 flowers boiling water a cup, hot drink before bedtime.

Individuals who have or amoebas Mellitus should drink twice as much in the morning on an empty stomach.

Women suffering from nervous headaches will be relieved if bathed with the beverage.

Essential oil (having a 50 drops of base per gram): Pour 3-4 drops in a spoonful of honey, two to three times daily.

For external use: For a foreign fatigue and weakness Boil one handful in a liter of water for 10 minutes and do compresses or bath. Also in bruises, rheumatism, muscle aches, sprains and eczema or for washing wounds.

Oral thrush eliminated by gargling decoction.

If boil in 2 liters of water two handfuls of rosemary and add to warm bath water, helps in rheumatism pain or impaired vision.

Often such bathrooms strengthen a weak child.

Precautions: If you frequently drink herbal teas or infusions of rosemary, it can be dangerous for our health.

Remember that every exaggeration is dangerous.


Ways of Use the Wild herbs:

Decoction: We take the therapeutic part of the plant and boil with water. Usually, boil hard plant parts (roots, bark, stems, seeds).If is chopped need to boil only five minutes.The hard roots or peels should boil 15-20 minutes to give us all their beneficial properties.Generally, for the herbs that you will not have special instructions, the time boil depends on the strength of plant tissues to heat.Usually, boil 3 tablespoons to 2 cups water.Then pass from the strainer and should be drunk within 12 hours, because after deteriorates and loses its therapeutic power.

 Inject: It is the best method to obtain the pharmaceutical properties of the sensitive parts of the plants, flowers, and their leaves.Once it starts water to boil, remove from heat and pour in the therapeutic part of the herb.Leave it there from 10-20 minutes and then strain and use.Alternatively, we can take boiling water over the herbs in a teapot that closes well and after 10-20 minutes filter and drink (not maintained).The conventional proportions (where there are no specific instructions for a herb) is from 1 to 3 teaspoons in a cup of water.

 Tincture: Alcohol is the element which use as the solvent.Alcohol dissolves the components without heating or boiling.The tincture is maintained at glass tightly closed container away from heat light and air.To make the tincture, take the therapeutic part of the herb and put it in a bottle with alcohol in a ratio generally 5 parts of white spirit 70 points for each plant part (which we will grind to a small mixer).Let soak 5 to 15 days, and often shake the container.Filter the tincture with a filter paper or blotting paper or with the filter for a French / American coffee and put into another bottle, where we can keep it for some time.Tinctures should be used only in certain cases or for external use only.

 Gargling: For irritations in the mouth, the tonsils, pharynx, and larynx made with infusion or decoction, but should not be too hot to have the desired results.

 Extract: occurs when to evaporate a solution of the components, ie after putting medicinal plants to soak in water or alcohol, concentrated by evaporation and keep in a glass bottle.When we want to use them pour a teaspoon in a cup of water.

 Compress: To make a compress take a diluted piece of cloth or cotton and dip in the infusion, decoction, tincture, lotion etc and touching the part that we want from 5-15 minutes depending on the properties of the plant and the severity of the health problem .

 Lotion: Becomes as infusion or decoction is used externally to the part needing treatment with gentle massage movements so that the skin can absorb it.We even with lotions do liniments for the treatment of dermatoses and the scalp of the head (for example, hair loss or dandruff)

 Bathrooms: Bathroom with herbs is usually very effective means of treatment because it allows the therapeutic properties of herbs and plants to have direct contact with the sore part.But if something prevents us to go and stay whole for some time in the bathroom, then we can only immerse the hands or feet in water with the same beneficial effects on our body.A practical way to prepare a bath for the feet and hands are: Boil 2 liters of water.Then, remove the water from the fire, put the herbs and wait 4-5 hours.When you want to make the hand or foot bath, boil an additional 2 liters of water, which add to the previous infusion.You can keep it in your refrigerator for a week and heat it daily, but without extra boil.

The best stuff is porcelain.Use plastic only if you don't have something else.

 The best time for the bath feet is the morning on an empty stomach and the duration of 5-10 minutes.

The best temperature is what you can tolerate.

For the bath of hands the best time is in the evening before meals.

For the whole body, may prefer the more hot water you can tolerate.Add the infusion into a full bathtub.

The English method recommends that you put the herbs in a small bag of white linen cloth and the tie under the tap of the bathtub, so when you open the hot water to fill the tub, the water passes through it.