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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosmarinus officinalis CT cineol, commonly known as rosemary essential oil.  It's primary constituent is 1,8-Cineol, which is an oxide.  Oxides are binary compounds of an element or a radical with oxygen.  They act as expectorants and are mildly stimulating.  1,8-Cineol is anesthetic, antiseptic, and works as a strong mucolytic, thinning mucus in the respiratory tract.

I bought rosemary oil for my kids, to diffuse as they do their schoolwork.  It can increase memory by 75%, can increase alertness, and improve long-term memory.  But, as I posted on Monday, I discovered a lump, and read that rosemary can be helpful in that area as well.  I'm really glad I already had it on hand.  I've been putting it on the lump once daily.

Every essential oil has a myriad of benefits.  Rosemary, as mentioned above is great as an antiseptic, anesthetic, and expectorant.  It also helps with digestive issues--flatulence, stomach cramps, constipation, and bloating.  It is detoxifying to the liver and stimulates blood flow, improving circulation.  It can be stimulating to hair follicles, making hair grow longer and stronger, slow premature hair loss and graying of hair.  Massaging the scalp with rosemary removes dandruff.  It can be used in mouthwash, killing bacteria and removing bad breath.  Mixed with your moisturizer, it is great for dry skin, or oily, acne-prone skin.  It can help eliminate eczema and dermatitis.  The qualities mentioned above, relating to memory, can be great for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease.  Inhalation of rosemary can reduce stress.  It has been proven to actually decrease the level of cortisol in the saliva.  Cortisol is one of the main stress hormones.  Too much cortisol in the blood wreaks havoc on the body.  Rosemary oil boosts your immune system.  It has been used to treat headaches, muscle pains, rheumatism, and arthritis.  It can help reduce the effect and recurring inflammation of the herpes virus.  It is antispasmodic and is used to treat bronchial asthma.

Avoid use of rosemary if you are pregnant, and it is not for people with epilepsy, or high blood pressure.

I will only use Young Living brand essential oils, because of their level of purity.  For more information, click here.

If you have any questions, or just want to know more, please let me know.

This information has not been evaluated by the FDA, but they did approved a load of pharmaceuticals that have been recalled lately.  Do you want to listen to the FDA?  Anyway, this article is also not meant to diagnose or treat any disorder.  Please consult your health practitioner to see what is right for your body.