Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosemary

Formal Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Supplement Forms: Leaves, liquids

Recommended Daily Allowance

  • Infants: (0 to 12 Months) N/A
  • Children: (1 to 13 years) N/A
  • Adolescents: (14 to 18 Years) N/A
  • Adults: (19 and Older) N/A
  • Lactating Women: N/A
  • Pregnant Women: N/A

Notes: No RDA info available.

Additional Information

History

Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean, typically found growing naturally near the sea. The latin name for rosemary translates roughly as "dew of the sea." Rosemary has been used for at least 2500 years, when both the Greeks and Romans used it for culinary and medicinal purposes. Today, the herb is primarily grown in France, Spain, and Morocco.

Bodily Functions Rosemary Assists

Rosemary is an aromatic herb resembling pine needles. When ingested, the herb promotes healthy digestion and circulation. In addition, rosemary can be used to fight cold symptoms, eliminate flatulence, and even bolster the memory.

Foods High in Rosemary

Rosemary makes a delicious addition to marinades and spice rubs that can be applied to meats and vegetables. Rosemary has a wonderful aroma, and provides a slightly bitter flavor.

Ailment That Rosemary Eliminates:
  • Eliminates flatulence
  • Alleviates cold symptoms
  • Stimulates the heart and circulatory system
  • Used in shampoo to get rid of dandruff
  • Relieves indigestion
Side Effects/Pre-Cautions:
  • Pregnant women should avoid rosemary
  • Rosemary should not be ingested by people with colitis, chronic ulcers, high blood pressure, or epilepsy
  • People with a sensitivity to aspirin should avoid rosemary
  • Do not eat an excessive amount of rosemary

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