The Unusual New Way People Are Using Rosemary - And It Has Nothing To Do With Cooking
Until now, you've probably used rosemary to flavor your baked chicken, to top your garlic roasted potatoes, or to create your famous walnut-rosemary crusted salmon dish. The reason that most rosemary lovers are fond of this unique and "piney" spice is because of its one-of-a-kind taste. Well, it's time you get your head "around the rosemary bush" - because we've got some herb hints for you!
According to Dr. Axe, along with adding delicious flavor to our meals, this "superpower" spice also helps to: improves memory, soothes digestion, relieves muscle pain, reduces inflammation, balances estrogen levels, improves hair growth, supports prostate health, heals nerve tissue, and even fights cancer.
Put your pots and pans away because we've got some unique ways to use this savory spice - that don't involve mealtime!
Soothe The Stress
The next time you feel anxious, nervous, or simply overwhelmed (and we all do) - think rosemary! As it turns out, inhaling this super-spice has the powerful ability to "calm the worry" and "soothe the stress." Grab yourself a rosemary plant or some sachets, and get sniffing!
Go With The Flow
If you struggle with constipation - try relieving with rosemary. This potent plant has the ability to soothe a variety of aggravating stomach issues. From a rumbly tummy to a backed-up belly, this sensational spice has you covered.
If you've got pain - try the "rosemary remedy!" This healing herb (in essential oil form) can be rubbed on topically to help alleviate the pain associated with arthritis, joint and muscle soreness, and even migraines. So, say "see ya" to the soreness, and rub on the rosemary!
Love The Skin You're In
This powerful plant's oil not only helps to relieve pain, it can also be used in the treatment of various skin conditions as well. After diluting rosemary essential oil, you can apply it to minor wounds, eczema, and even acne to promote healing.
End The "Bad Breath" Battle
Have you found yourself tackling a stubborn case of halitosis? Well, try "fighting the foul" in a healthy and effective way with the help of rosemary. Boil 4 sprigs of rosemary and 4 whole cloves in 2 cups of water to create a natural, homemade mouth rinse. This herb's powerful antimicrobial properties fight gum disease, tooth decay, and yes - even bad breath!
Looks like sniffing this savory spice has been shown to enhance memory. So if you find yourself forgetting things more often than you'd like (and you are certainly not alone), try taking a few whiffs of this potent plant. Rosemary has powerful properties which scientists believe may improve memory loss, and fight Alzheimer's as well.
Bye Bye Body Odor
Did you know that anything applied to your skin gets absorbed into your body? This includes deodorant, which is often chock full of toxic chemicals. Yikes! But, did you also know that you can improve that underarm odor by simply adding more herbs into your diet? Up the parsley, mint, and rosemary - and up your body's natural sweet scent, from the inside out!
In a world full of "cure all" pills, creams, and products - why not go natural? Plants have properties which have the power to effectively soothe, improve, and even cure a variety of conditions. Share these rosemary remedies with your loved ones, and spread the plant potential!
Sources: Natural Living Ideas, Natural Alternative Remedy, Dr. Axe, FB Image Source: Flickr/Richard North