Health Benefits of Rosemary

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Digestive Health

Rosemary is often used to help treat digestive problems such as upset stomach, constipation, indigestion, and almost any other digestive related problem. It also helps to prevent foodborne illnesses when ingested with foods such as meat or eggs.

Better Circulation

Essential oil of rosemary is often applied topically as a natural remedy for poor circulation. However, that is one remedy you need to try for yourself as there is no proof it works.

Immune Booster

Rosemary boosts the immune system due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic properties. It benefits all over health due to all these properties. Makes rosemary chicken sound like a plan, right?

Liver Detox

Rosemary has been used to treat liver problems for hundreds of years. Hippocrates even used it for these reasons. One study found that rosemary extract reduces cirrhosis in rats given thioacetamide, a toxic compound that is toxic to the liver. It also prevented liver damage from tetrachloride in rats and mice.


Rosemary is a popular ingredient in anti-aging skin creams because it helps reduce puffiness, stimulates cell regeneration, increases firmness, and improves overall skin tone. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and increases blood flow to the skin. That is the best news I have heard all day! Next time you are at the store look for rosemary as an ingredient in skin care products.

Respiratory Health

Rosemary is a great natural remedy for respiratory problems and as someone who gets sinus infections I am gratefulnfr this benefit. Breathing in the scent of the essential oil may help with congestion due to colds, allergies, respiratory infections, and the flu. Did you know that you can boil fresh rosemary in a pot of water and breathe in the steam to help clear the lungs and throat. Think about the relief this will bring to a stuffed head.

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About Richele McFarlin

Richele is a Christian homeschooling mom to four children, writer and business owner. Her collegiate background is in educational psychology. Although it never prepared her for playing Candyland, grading science, chasing a toddler, doing laundry and making dinner at the same time.