Therapeutic properties of rosemary and contraindications. Application in folk medicine
Rosemary is one of the most popular natural medicines. Despite the fact that the homeland of the evergreen decorative shrub is the western Mediterranean coast, the plant has also become well established in the northern latitudes. In addition, many housewives love to grow rosemary on their windowsill. In this article, we will consider in detail the therapeutic properties of rosemary and contraindications to its use.
Useful properties of components
The composition of this amazing plant resembles a mini first-aid kit. Rosemary contains essential oils: verbenone, camphor, borneol, alpha-pinene, as well as eucalyptus oil. All these ingredients and give its twigs a wonderful refreshing spicy aroma. Culinary lovers use rosemary leaves as a condiment to various dishes. Rosemanol and rosmarinic acid give the shoots an incomparable bitterish taste. Flavonoids of luteolin and apigenin only enhance the therapeutic effect of the plant.
Traditional use of the drug
In this article, we consider the therapeutic properties of rosemary and contraindications to use. It must be remembered that the administration of any medication must be agreed with the attending physician. If the medicine has a negative effect on the body, it is necessary to abandon its use.
Traditionally, rosemary is used as a sedative sedative. For this, the essential oils listed above are responsible. They perfectly help to calm down, and also improve memory performance. That is why among students so popular is rosemary. The composition of the drug is able to withstand stress during stressful sessions, passing tests and examinations.
In ancient times, it cost someone to get sick, as people necessarily brought a man in the house a few branches of rosemary. No major celebration or mass meeting of people could be imagined without the green fluffy twigs. The phytoncides that are found in rosemary are excellent antioxidants, prevent the aging of the body, stand guard over youth and beauty. There is an opinion that the rosemary herb is really capable of slowing the aging process. With some folk recipes we will read further.
How to grow rosemary at home?
In order for you to have a wonderful evergreen plant with a coniferous aroma on the windowsill, you need to stock up seeds, a germination capacity, a soil, and a large pot for transplanting a sprouting shoot. The ideal time for planting seeds in the ground is the end of February and the beginning of March. At this time, the sun becomes high, the days are long, and the plants begin an active phase of growth. First, carefully moisten the surface of the soil, lay the seeds a distance of 0.5 cm from the surface, then cover the container with a plastic film or glass.
Germination of seeds will have to wait a long, at least a month. During this time it will be necessary to occasionally open the crops and slightly moisten the soil surface with a sprayer. Take care that there is no excessive moisture. Otherwise, the seeds can rot. The temperature of the soil, as well as the temperature of the room during germination of rosemary seeds should be moderate. It is best if the seeds are kept in a glassed-in insulated loggia or on the veranda. It is necessary to remember that shoots are afraid of high temperatures and dry air. Also, rosemary can be grown by cuttings. Only in this case, young cuttings from an adult plant are rooted in late autumn. What diseases relieve rosemary medicinal?
Usually for medicinal purposes tinctures from leaves of rosemary are used. This drug perfectly copes with attacks of bronchial asthma, it helps with cough and other diseases of the upper respiratory tract. For example, with angina, rinsing is easy with infusion of rosemary. In this article, we consider the therapeutic properties of rosemary and contraindications to use. So, if a person regularly has high blood pressure, from the intake of rosemary for medicinal purposes should be discarded. But people who survived a stroke, with constant monitoring of pressure and under the supervision of the treating doctor, can use an infusion of plants to improve cerebral circulation.
If a person has no contraindications to the use of this drug, no appetite or digestion problems, it can also be shown this tincture. And still, medicinal rosemary can relieve the headache. It is enough to breathe in rosemary essential oil. Tincture of the plant helps relieve a range of neurological diseases: from neuritis to gout. Since the components of the plant increase the heart rate, disperse blood through the blood vessels and temporarily increase blood pressure, it can be used for hypotension. During flu epidemics, the smell of rosemary in the house will help your body resist an infectious outbreak.
In cosmetology and dermatology
The main protagonist of our today's publication is rosemary. Reviews about this drug are generally positive. Ointment, created on the basis of tincture of rosemary, effectively copes with furuncles, difficult to tighten wounds, in other dermatological cases. In cosmetology, rosemary is used as a tonic for the face before going to sleep, if excessive fatness of the skin is observed.
This universal remedy helps to eliminate skin problems not only on the face, but also on the head. If you have dandruff for a long time, you tried all the known products, but could not get rid of the problem, try the infusion of leaves of rosemary together with lavender. In cosmetology, a wider application of the plant is observed. In addition to leaves and essential oils, use also flowers of rosemary, making creams and other cosmetics. At beauties a bath with several drops of essential oil of rosemary is very popular.
Rosemary: recipes for all occasions
There are universal recipes that can be used literally for all occasions. Prepare infusion of leaves of rosemary is very simple. Just do not use fresh leaves for this purpose, but pre-dry them. To prepare the infusion, take one tablespoon of the dry crushed leaves of the plant and fill them with two glasses of steep boiling water. You can insist the drug in a glass container. Do not forget to close the lid tightly and cover it with a kitchen towel. In half an hour, the medicinal potion will be ready, it remains only to strain it and put it in a cold place. If you are planning to take the infusion inside, you need to follow a strict dosage: taking it three times a day for 1-2 tablespoons.
During epidemics of influenza, and also as a recovery course after suffering acute viral diseases, it is recommended to drink tea from dried leaves of rosemary. To do this, place a teaspoon of dry raw material in a small teapot, fill with boiling water and let it brew for 15 minutes. Such tea should be drunk daily in the morning or afternoon during the entire recovery course.
In this publication, we examined in detail the medicinal properties of rosemary and contraindications to the use of the drug. Rosemary can not be used:
- for pregnant and lactating women;
- to persons with low acidity of gastric juice;
- hypertensive patients;
- in case of regular seizures;
- because of individual intolerance to plant components.