Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Health Benefits of Rosemary

At the moment the garden is growing, the seedlings are resting out on the back porch and I'm working on more tincture recipes (when I'm not filling seeds orders from Mary's Heirloom Seeds).

I thought now would be a good time to share all of the wonderful benefits of Rosemary.  Did you get a chance to check out my recipe for  
Herb Bread at Mary's Kitchen?  Well I tweaked it this weekend and used semi-dried homegrown Rosemary instead of the Italian seasoning... WOW!!!  Definitely gonna make it again.
You can find a Rosemary Tincture kit at Mary's Tincture Shop.
Rosemary plant

Some of the benefits of consuming Rosemary are relief from abdominal pain, Insomnia, gout, cephalagia and as an antiseptic (and so much more).

From Live and Feel:
"Among the main properties of rosemary we can enumerate: analgesic, antiseptic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, antiviral, aphrodisiac, disinfectant. Its active elements have choleric, antiseptic, diuretic and tonic aspects at a nervous level, stimulating bile secretion and eliminating it in the intestines, destroying microorganisms, increasing the quantity of eliminated urine, improving the blood flow and refreshing and energizing the mind. Apart from this, scientific researches indicate that rosemary is an ideal memory stimulant for both adults and students. Rosemary contains a series of secondary elements such as carnosol and carnosic acid, with a reflecting action in case of free radicals. Rosemary also has calming effects by working against fatigue, sadness, anxiety, calming muscle soreness, digestive pains and also, indigestion caused by stress."

Dried Rosemary
Adding Rosemary to your favorite recipe or salad dressing is the simplest way to consume rosemary.  Another option is to make a tea or tincture using fresh or dried herb.  I'll get to the tincture recipe next time but the tea is simple.

Rosemary Tea

1 teaspoon rosemary herbs
8 ounces boiling water

Steep the rosemary for 5 minutes or longer, depending on the strength of tea.   Rosemary blends well with other teas such as lavender rosemary, or thyme rosemary herbal tea.

Find more Benefits of Herbs!  Stay tuned for more recipes.

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Nancy said...

Thanks for the post on Rosemary! Lots of great info that makes getting Rosemary into my diet pretty important! I actually have one plant and 3 starts living inside my house so far. I am praying they make it through a few more months so I won't have to buy a new plant this year...very excited!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

that is great news! I am a rosemary lover, since where I grew up it grows well (mediterranian climate). I actually use it quite a bit! good to know. thanks

Carrie Anderson said...

Hmmm... maybe you can help me with container gardening?

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mary_smith said...

Hi Carrie! Container gardening is easy! Here's a link to a bit of info to get your started:

Amy Stafford said...

I am a Rosemary lover too. Found my way over from Tilly's Nest. Thanks for a great post.

Banba said...

Thank you for this vital info! My husband suffers from gout. Hopefully this will help.

mary_smith said...

Banba, for gout you might akso try cherries or cherry juice.
Thanx for stopping by!

mail4rosey said...

Rosemary gives that nice earthy bite to a dish that I really like!

I'm visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things. :)

Sue Boyer said...

Thank you for such great info and recipe for the tea.

We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.

Taylor-Made Ranch said...

Oh, I love rosemary. I have a large plant outside my back door and several plants around my home. It's blooming now and it makes me smile every time I see it... Thanks for sharing this post! (visiting from Farm Girl Friday)

~Taylor-Made Ranch~
Wolfe City, Texas

biggsis said...

Great info on Rosemary. Thank you! I found you at the Little House in the Suburbs Linky party. :-)

Yona Williams said...

I've never had rosemary tea I want to try it!

I'm stopping by to say 'hi' from Katherine's Favorite Things Thursday - better late than never.

Lisa Lynn said...

I love rosemary! Thanks for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop!!! Can't wait to see what you share this coming Thursday :) Here's the super easy link to the next hop!

If you haven't checked out Wildcrafing Wednesday yet, please do! :) It's a hop I co-host for herbal remedies, natural living, real food recipes, and self sufficient living. Here's the link for tomorrow's hop: