I’m a lucky chica
And I’ve just got to tell ya
That I love this herb endlessly
Because hair grows where my Rosemary goes
And nobody knows like me…
Really that’s how I hear the Edison Lighthouse song, which was produced long before I was born. As you can probably tell from my posts I love oldies music and though I have butchered the line above the emotions are so true. I did a search for rosemary on this site and I mention rosemary a lot! It must be love. I have the plant in my garden, the oil, and I bought the dried leaves before my plant started to give me a regular supply.
Why Do I love Rosemary So Much?
It has a ton of health benefits. It has a distinct smell, very strong and fresh. For centuries the leaves have been used in traditional cures including blood circulation. Rosemary is a powerful antioxidant, has the ability to kill bacterial infections and it stimulates and improves circulation throughout the body. Rosemary is the herb that encourages hair to grow and works well for beautiful skin.
Other health benefits of Rosemary:
- Good for poor circulation
- Improves memory
- Protect the brain from strokes
- Useful in cases of depression
- Eases muscle tension
- Useful as a gargle for sore throats
Rosemary for hair
Rosemary can be used in its fresh just picked from the garden, dried and as oil. It encourages hair growth by stimulating and improving circulation to the scalp, it is a gentle cleanser, increases the sheen of the hair, fights premature graying and it relieves scalp conditions such as dandruff and dry, flaky scalp. Best of all because of its stimulating properties it encourages hair to grow. Rosemary makes a good tea rinse for all hair types.
How To Use Rosemary
Rosemary Tea– This can be used as the final conditioning tea rinse after a shampoo, it can also be used as a mid week refresher for persons who exercise and sweat a lot in the hair. Rosemary can be successfully combined with other herbs for a host of other benefits; it works well with horsetail to soften hair. The rosemary tea can be taken internally, when using it on your hair; you can sweeten with honey and use it too! When doing a tea rinse for your hair, remember one cup of rosemary to a tea bag or three teaspoons fresh or dried rosemary leaves. Allow it to steep and then strain. Massage the rosemary tea into the hair root. Leave it in, air dry and style as usual.
Rosemary vinegar rinse. Mixing your apple cider vinegar with your rosemary is also a good idea; it is especially powerful against dandruff and dry scalp conditions. Please see Sage, Rosemary and Apple Cider Rinse for a rosemary, sage and ACV mixture.
Contraindication For Rosemary
Pregnant women should avoid taking rosemary in large doses. Also, persons who suffer from high blood pressure or epilepsy.