Rosemary (Essential Oil)

Rosmarinus officinalis

Actions: Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Anti-microbal

Found In: ah! (Calm + Clarity)

Rosemary is a perky evergreen shrub with needle-like leaves and a woody and piney terpene profile. Though it’s used most commonly in the food, it has become one of the most popular aromatic and medicinal plants worldwide1. The essential oil of rosemary holds the plant’s core components widely known in the medical world for their bioactive molecules and phytocompounds, responsible for implementing several pharmacological activities, such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiproliferative, antitumor, and protective characteristics2.

Due to rosemary oil’s use in folk medicine, many scientists are now testing its potential health benefits (4Trusted Source).

Though most of this research is just beginning, it supports some traditional uses of the oil and illustrates possible new uses.

  1. Marsha McCulloch, MS, RD. (2018). 14 Benefits and Uses of Rosemary Essential Oil. Healthline.
  2. Jonatas Rafael de Oliveira, Samira Esteves, Afonso Camargo, and Luciane Dias de Oliveira. (2019). Rosmarinus officinalis L. (rosemary) as therapeutic and prophylactic agent. Journal of Biomedical Science. 26: 5

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