Rosemary side effects


Leaves and flowers of rosemary infusion
Leaves and flowers of rosemary infusion

What are the side effects of rosemary?

  • Headache and muscle spasms. Rosemary in high doses can cause headaches and muscle spasms.
  • Redness of the skin. The essential oil of rosemary used externally can cause skin flushing (reddening of the skin).

Can you take rosemary in pregnancy?

Rosemary consumption is not recommended during pregnancy, because in large doses it can cause miscarriage.

If you are pregnant and want to take a supplement or rosemary essential oil, you should check with your doctor before starting treatment.

What is the dose of rosemary?

  • Infusion. A teaspoon of rosemary (2g) in a cup of boiling water 3 times a day.
  • The essential oil of rosemary must ONLY be used topically, never Internal: not ingest. Nor should apply it to the skin in large quantities because it could cause kidney problems.

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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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