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Rosemary

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is widely used as a spice when cooking, especially in Mediterranean dishes. It is also used for fragrance in soaps and cosmetics. Traditionally, rosemary has been used medicinally to:

Improve memory
Relieve muscle pain and spasm
Stimulate hair growth
Support the circulatory and nervous systems


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From 26 Impressive Benefits Of Rosemary

The most interesting health benefits of rosemary include its ability to boost memory, improve mood, treat Alzheimer’s, heal cancer, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and protect the immune system. The herb also helps stimulate circulation, detoxify the body, protect the body from bacterial infections, prevent premature aging, and heal skin conditions.

Fresh rosemary has a very high reserve of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamin, folate, as well as minerals like magnesium, calcium, copper, iron, and manganese. It has abundant antioxidants in its phenolic compounds such as diterpene, carnosol, and rosmarinic acid, as well as in its essential oils such as cineol, camphene, borneol, bornyl acetate, α-terpineol, and α-pinene.

The herb has high dietary fiber. It is low in cholesterol and sodium but high in saturated fats.

One of the earliest documented uses of rosemary for health reasons was as a cognitive stimulant.  It helped improve memory performance and quality. It is also known to boost alertness, intelligence, and focus.

Rosemary prevents beta-amyloid plaques and suppresses acetylcholinesterase (AChE), which are primary causes of Alzheimer’s, ataxia and dementia. It has also beenlinked to stimulating cognitive activity in the elderly as well as those suffering from other acute cognitive disorders. 

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