Constituents: a-pinene, borneol, b-pinene, bornyl acetate, camphor, camphene, 1,8-cineole, limonene.
Rosemary essential oil is an excellent brain and nerve tonic. It helps to stimulate mental activity, increase blood flow to your brain, thus increase your concentration and focus ability. Research conducted among 144 participants who inhaled rosemary oil during an exam displayed significantly higher cognitive function, proven that our brain react positively to Rosemary oil. Because of this apparent connection between boosted neural activity and the essential oil, prompted a research to be conducted in to explore the options for using Rosemary oil as an alternative treatment for slowing down the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
The health benefits of Rosemary oil as below:
A study was conducted out of Meikai University, School of Dentistry in Japan that interestingly evaluated that inhaling rosemary oil and lavender oil for five minutes significantly reduced the levels of cortisol in the test subject’s saliva. Cortisol is one of the main stress hormones that are released during the “flight or fight” response of the body to stress.
Rosemary oil is often used for indigestion, relieving flatulence, stomach cramps, constipation, and bloating. Rosemary essential oil is also thought to relieve symptoms of dyspepsia and it is an appetite stimulant. Furthermore, research has shown the essential oil to be detoxifying for the liver, and it also helps to regulate the creation and release of bile, which is a key part of the digestive process.
It is common to find Rosemary oil as an active ingredient in hair care shampoos and lotions as rosemary oil helps to stimulate follicles, making hair grow longer and stronger. It is also believed that rosemary oil slows down premature hair loss and graying of the hair. Therefore, it is an excellent tonic for bald people or those who are beginning to show signs on male pattern baldness. You can also massage your scalp with the oil to nourish it and remove dandruff. Rosemary oil can also be used on your pets as a hair growth stimulant and for helping produce shiny coats.
The antimicrobial properties in Rosemary essential oil makes it a perfect mouthwash, helping remove bad breath. By removing oral bacteria, rosemary oil can prevent cavities, plaque build-up, and other dental issues.