Rosemary remedies

Home remedies with rosemary

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a plant of Mediterranean origin of the Labiatae family, where lavender, oregano and mint also belong.

Photo of infusion of rosemary
Photo of infusion of rosemary

All parts of the plant are rich in essential oils, which explains its intense smell.

Rosemary has antiseptic, antibiotic, antioxidant, antispasmodic, diuretic, astringent, choleretic, emmenagogue, ophthalmic, estimulant and tonic properties.

Any home remedy of this plant should NOT be given in pregnancy, as rosemary can cause abortion.


How to prepare an infusion of rosemary

The infusion is prepared with 1 tablespoon of dried leaves (2 -. 4g) per cup of water. When the water is about to boil, turn off heat, cover the pot with a lid and let the plant stand for 1 minute. You can take up to 3 cups a day.

The infusion of rosemary after meals helps digestion and prevents the onset of symptoms typical of a poor digestion, such as bloating, flatulence, heartburn, etc.

Women can use it to relieve menstrual pain at that time of the month. Because of the emmenagogue properties of rosemary, it facilitates uterine emptying. It will also prevent fluid retention.

For its tonic effect, it is also a remedy for decayed people, to clear the mind and mental fatigue.

Rosemary herbal tea is also an anti-aging remedy, since it is a plant rich in antioxidants.

Rosemary honey

The bees produce mainly from rosemary flowers in spring. This is a fairly thick honey, amber clear. By crystallizing, it acquires a harder texture and white color.


Rosemary water

Prepared hypericum oil and rosemary for muscular pain. Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, calming all kinds of injuries and muscle pain.

rosemary water for skin
Rosemary water for skin

An infusion is prepared with 6g. of rosemary and 500 ml. water.

Allow to cool.

This water is very astringent, suitable for oily skin, and with antiperspirant properties.

It is said that Cleopatra VII, one of the most famous connoisseurs of natural remedies for beauty, rosemary water used for skin care.

Rosemary baths

This plant is rich in phenolic acids and flavonoids with strong antiseptic and anti-inflammatory action.

Rosemary baths are used against infections and muscular or arthritic pain. (Against rheumatic pain, an infusion of 50 g is prepared. rosemary leaves for a bathtub) (If prepared with the essence, add 5 drops of essential oil of rosemary in the bath)

Essential oil of rosemary
Essential oil of rosemary

Sitz baths are suitable as an aid in the treatment of genital infections (candidiasis, trichomoniasis, etc.)

Well suited for relaxing the muscles that have been subjected to prolonged effort, mitigating cramps and pain associated with this effort.

Footbaths are performed by hikers to reduce inflammation, relax and rest their feet after a long march. (Make an infusion of 50 gr. of sag and 50 gr. of rosemary and take a foot bath for 15 minutes)


The essential oil is anti-inflammatory, soothing, antibiotic and antiseptic.

It is used in aromatherapy and cosmetics, for the preparation of creams and shampoos.

Rosemary creams are suitable for skin care, especially to prepare creams for oily skin.

Another important application of essential oil is for the preparation of shampoos. It stimulates follicle nutrition and prevent hair loss.

In aromatherapy, rosemary oil is used for its tonic, soothing, migraine and pain.

Contraindications of rosemary essential oil

It is not recommended for people with hypertension and in people with epilepsy.

Rosemary shampoo
Rosemary shampoo

Nor must take the essential oil pregnant or breastfeeding women. Nor for children under 12 years without medical supervision.

Rosemary shampoo properties

Rosemary shampoo is known for its anti-alopecic properties. It is sold in some health food stores and natural remedies stores. It is prepared by adding a few drops of essential oil in the shampoo.

Another method would be to apply a friction to the scalp with a few drops of rosemary oil mixed in almond oil.

Its benefits are due to the fact that essential oils stimulate and improve circulation to the scalp and promote nutrition and hairline.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

12 May, 2023

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