Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean and southern Europe.  Rosemary - a shrub of the family Lamiaceae
 It is an evergreen shrub, reaching a height of two meters. Its bluish color blossoms have a very pleasant aroma, and leaves small gray-green needles are very similar to.

The name rosemary translated into Russian as "sea dew". Since ancient times, this plant is considered a symbol of prosperity, loyalty, wealth and love. Therefore, until now many people decorate their heads bridal wreath of rosemary.

The use of rosemary in cooking

Sprigs of rosemary is excellent spiciness. True connoisseurs appreciated its taste. In the opinion of rosemary may improve digestion and stimulate appetite. Very tasty and nutritious dish is lightly fried in oil pieces of boiled potatoes, sprinkle with rosemary and fennel. And to decorate this dish is perfect peas. In addition to the countries of the Mediterranean are very popular variety of drinks with rosemary, for example alcoholate or green tea.

The composition and useful properties of rosemary

Rosemary - This fragrant spice not only, but also a valuable medicinal plant. Useful properties of rosemary to human health is due to its unique chemical composition. Its leaves contain:

  • Proteins - 3, 1%;
  • Carbohydrates - 20, 5%;
  • Fats - 5, 7%;
  • B vitamins B;
  • Minerals (calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium);
  • Organic acids (betulinic, ursolic, caffeic, camphor, rosemary);
  • Oils - 1, 2%;
  • Tannins;
  • Antioxidants.

The most remarkable useful property of rosemary beyond doubt is its immunostimulatory effects, protects against various diseases. Other useful properties of rosemary are its tonic, antibacterial, analgesic, choleretic, wound healing and sedative effect.

With regular eating, rosemary helps prevent the development of many serious diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, arthritis, strokes, diseases of the cardiovascular system, diabetes, blood diseases and malignant neoplasms. In the opinion of rosemary, because of its antioxidant properties, it allows you to save power, beauty, health and youth for many years.

This spice improves cerebral blood flow, improves memory, improves concentration, stimulates mental activity. In addition rosemary is a real natural antidepressant, helps relieve fatigue, irritation, depression, improves mood.

Feedback from rosemary is effective in the treatment of acute respiratory diseases as contained therein essential oil has a strong antiseptic properties. For coughs, colds, flu is recommended to take orally three times a day infusion of rosemary for half a glass, and they rinse the throat and nasal cavity wash. To prepare should pour a tablespoon of half a liter of boiling water plant raw materials. Infuse for two hours. Before applying the filter.

Infusion of rosemary also helps with digestive problems. It increases gastric acid secretion, thereby improving digestion, eliminates flatulence and intestinal cramps.

Contraindications rosemary

 Rosemary Seasoning
 Although many of its beneficial properties rosemary contraindicated for young children, pregnant women and people suffering from hypertension, epilepsy and idiosyncrasy (individual intolerance) to it. So before you start taking rosemary as an herbal remedy, it is advisable to consult a doctor.

Rosemary Hair

Shiny, strong and thick hair is not just decorate any person, but also talk about his health. Currently, the sale is a huge amount of a variety of means to care for hair, but many people prefer not to cosmetics, and those that donated to us by nature. Use rosemary hair was already known in antiquity. This plant, due to its healing properties stimulates hair growth, strengthens them and cleanses the skin from dead skin particles and fat pockets.

Rosemary oil for hair on a daily basis should be rubbed into the scalp for ten minutes. When dry the hair can be mixed with castor oil in a ratio of one to one. Apply to the skin should be quite a bit of this mixture, because otherwise the hair will become greasy shine.

Rosemary oil can be used for hair and rinse them after washing. For this purpose, one liter of warm water should be added to ten drops of essential oils. After this rinse the hair color becomes rich, saturated, dandruff disappears.