Remarkable Benefits of Rosemary

 Remarkable Benefits of Rosemary

   Rosmarinus officinalis,

Rosmarinus officinalis,

Rosmarinus officinalis, better known as Rosemary, is a woody perennial herb used for centuries as both a culinary herb and a medicinal plant. Rosemary belongs to the same family as mint.  It has a warmer, bitter, and more astringent taste that provides a wonderful culinary flavor. In addition to its culinary contributes, rosemary offers medicinal benefits.  Let’s take a look at a short list of benefits:

The Benefits of Rosemary

  • Memory Booster

  • Stress Reliever

  • Strengthen Immune System

  • Antibacterial prevention

  • Breathe Freshener

  • Settles Upset Stomach

  • Blood Stimulator

  • Pain Reliever

  • Flush Toxins

  • Anti-Aging

  • Anti-Inflammatory

Rosemary has its own unique and interesting properties that can be of great benefit to you.   You can buy rosemary in your local grocery store, local florist or home improvement store.  Since rosemary is a perennial herb, it is a popular choice for home herb gardens. Giving you access to fresh rosemary year round.  The herb is easy to grow.  Plant in the spring, using well drained soil and about 2 to 3 feet apart.  Place the plan in a moderate location with indirect sunlight in a location it low to moderate sun and water when the top soil is dry.

Now that you know the benefits of rosemary, I have provided some recipes to help you incorporate the rosemary into your day.

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Culinary Recipes

Rosemary Turkey Chops

Items Needed

  • 4 Turkey Chops

  • 4 T of olive oil

  • 1 clove of garlic

  • 4 Rosemary Sprigs

  • 1t of black peppercorn

  • Sea Salt (to taste)

In a small bowl, mix the rosemary, salt, pepper, garlic, and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil together. Coat the turkey chops with the mixture, massaging it into the meat with your fingers.  Cover and let stand at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes.

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in an oven-proof sauté pan over high heat. When the oil is shimmering hot, sear the turkey chops on all sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.  Remove from heat, cover and set aside to rest for a few minutes.

Hair Recipe

Soothing Scalp Treatment

Rosemary anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties help soothing itching scalp and can reduce dandruff.

Items Needed

  • 15-30 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 2 ounces Aloe Juice
    • 1 tsp. Vinegar

In a glass measuring cup, mix all ingredients. Place the solution in a glass droplet bottle or twist cap plastic bottle.  Evenly disperse the solution through your hair. Using a plastic cap and a warm towel, cover your hair and allow the treatment to sit for 30-60 minutes before shampooing.

 

Pet Grooming Recipe

Pet Rosemary Wash

Rosemary can also act as a natural flea repellant.  It can be made into a pet wash for your dog. This will repel fleas while leaving your pet's coat silky, glossy, and smelling beautiful.

Items needed

  • 2 cups of Water

  • 1 cup Rosemary leaves

  • 1 cup Plantain leaves

  • Aloe Vera Juice or Gel

  • Strainer

  • Glass Jar

Bring the 2 cups of water to boil.  Once you reach a boil, add rosemary leaves and plantain leaves.  Allow the combination to simmer for 30 minutes.  After 30 minutes, remove from heat and strain the herbs into the glass jar. Allow the water to cool and then add your aloe Vera.  Store the unused rinse in the refrigerator to preserve.  For lathering shampoo, add 1 tablespoon of all natural Castile Soap. Use the rinse on the next doggie bath