The health benefits and growing your own Rosemary
How to grow and the health benefits of the herb Rosemary, it can be dried or used fresh in cooking, as an essential oil – which then can be used in hand creams, soaps..
Can be used in dishes like beef, pork, lamb, stuffing, soups, and salad dressings.
Health benefits of Rosemary
- Treats digestive issues like, IBS, Ulcers
- Boosts cognitive function – brain power
- helps the circulation
- hair growth – stimulates the hair to grow
- natural anti-inflammatory
- mouth wash – kills the bacteria the causes bad breath
- Rosemary tea helps migraines, menstrual cramps, arthritis
- contains iron and vitamin B6
- banish insects
- reduces stress and anxiety
- pain relief – as a topical cream reduces pain
- hormonal balancer
Rosemary is a very versatile herb, it’s evergreen so an all rounder, it has nectar-rich flowers in the spring so good for the bees.
- Thrives best in sunny spots
- needs well drained soil
- grows well in pots and boarders
- cut back annually to prevent becoming woody
- plant in spring or autumn
- you can save trimmings to propagate
Gently pull small sprigs to use fresh for cooking/roasting – before flowering
Morning is the best time to harvest, after the dew has dried
Wash before using or drying
To dry, you can leave a sprig or the leaves out to dry naturally on the side.
Store in an air tight container once fully dried and keep in a cool dark cupboard it should last about 6 months to 1 year
I hope you have found my post useful? do you use rosemary?
Love LittleWildflower x