The warm, bright and lasting aroma of rosemary essential oil promotes clear thinking, improved memory and concentration – this explains the love of many students, clerks and scientists.
Rosemary essential oil is produced from the aerial parts of the flowering Rosmarinus officinalis Evergreen shrub of the Cluster family. The Mediterranean region is considered the birthplace of this plant, but today it can be found in the wild in the countries of North Africa and Southern Europe (from Spain to Greece).
Rosemary essential oil is obtained by simple hydrodistillation. Its consistency is fluid and light, and its color is slightly yellowish or completely absent. This product is distinguished by a soft, lush-woody aroma with a bitter-spicy shade and notes of freshness.
Rosemary is considered an aphrodisiac and belongs to the category of tonic aromas. In the XIV century, the essential oil of this plant was recommended to spray around the house to attract light and good perfume. It has been proven that the clear, warm and strong aroma of rosemary oil contributes to clear thinking, resistance to strong emotions and stresses, as well as stimulation of those brain cells that are “responsible” for memory. A sprig of rosemary is even considered a symbol of memories. And the students of Ancient Greece and Rome, during the session, made wreaths of rosemary branches, which they wore on their heads for several days to enhance memory, increase concentration and mental activity. In addition to students, clerks and scientists loved rosemary flavor – he helped memorize numbers, names, and even foreign words.
Most of the rosemary essential oil consists of α-pinene (about 30%), camphene (about 20%) and cyneol (up to 10%). In a smaller amount, the composition of this product includes substances such as camphor, borneol, limonene, bornyl acetate, sesquiterpene hydrocarbon – karyofillen, as well as various tannins, bitters, resins.
Medicinal properties and use of rosemary essential oil
The fresh, bright and invigorating aroma of this product perfectly stimulates the immune activity of the human body. Rosemary essential oil has a beneficial effect on the activities of a number of organs and systems. Very often it is used for diseases of the respiratory tract – it has a softening effect and cures cough. Rosemary essential oil is also useful for the organs of the digestive system: it fights against inflammatory processes and works as a choleretic agent. In addition, the rosemary flavor is called “heart fragrance.” This oil helps to regulate the activity of the heart muscle and circulatory system, normalize blood pressure and reduce the amount of “bad” cholesterol. This remedy has a strong anti-sclerotic effect. Rosemary essential oil is also useful for vegetative-vascular dystonia, it significantly improves blood circulation in the brain, helps get rid of eye strain and even improves visual acuity. The strong and invigorating aroma of rosemary is effective for dizziness (especially hypotensive) and helps to bring out the state of fainting.
Rosemary essential oil acts as a natural analgesic: it does an excellent job with pain syndrome. This tool is rubbed in the temples, forehead and neck in order to alleviate the headache resulting from the experienced stress. And after intense physical exertion, rosemary oil will certainly relieve the severity and pain of overworked muscles. With it, it is much easier to perform a set of exercises for stretching the muscles.
The cozy and warm aroma of rosemary is indispensable in the aromatic bath, the lamp and the composition of the mixture for massages. It relaxes, relieves muscle fatigue, strengthens the nervous system and improves mental human abilities. At the level of emotions, this product is able to relieve suspiciousness, indecision, and excessive shyness. This is the best assistant in stressful situations and psychological problems.
In cosmetology, rosemary essential oil is used to care for oily skin, to treat acne and furunculosis, to heal scars and scars.
Even this spicy and cozy aroma has its own contraindications. He is not advised by epileptics, hypertensive patients or people prone to convulsions. Careful use of rosemary oil is worth and those who have overly sensitive skin. In order to avoid sunburn and uneven tanning, it is forbidden to go out into the open sun earlier than one hour after applying rosemary oil to the skin.
This product is also contraindicated in pregnancy and individual intolerance.