Rosemary oil has a long history that dates back to the Egyptian times when it was highly valued for its healing and mystical qualities. In fact, traces of rosemary plants have been found in the tombs of the Egyptians as it was traditionally used by them for healing and purification. There are various medical benefits of using this oil such as, it helps in improving circulation and concentration. In fact, in many cases it has also been used to relieve symptoms of fatigue. Apart from using this oil externally, inhaling its vapors can help in clearing congestion.
Some other medicinal benefits that relate to doTERRA Rosemary are:
For Skin and Hair – Dabbing this oil on a cotton ball and sweeping your face with it can help in fighting inflammations and skin irritations. In fact, the antifungal and antibacterial properties of this oil help in treating acne, eczema and dermatitis. Regular use of this oil stimulates hair follicles, which further make your hair longer and stronger. Moreover, it can also be used to delay graying of hair and also for premature hair loss. These qualities make rosemary oil an essential ingredient in hair care products.
Relief from respiratory disorders – Throat infections, cold and flu can be treated by massaging or inhaling the vapors of this oil. As mentioned earlier, since this oil is equipped with certain antiseptic properties, it can also be used effectively for treating respiratory infections and allergy.
Refining Mental Clarity – In addition to its beauty and respiratory healing functions, inhaling rosemary essential oil stimulates the brain and nervous system, which further improves mental clarity and memory. In fact, inhaling a few drops of rosemary oil can lift up spirits and heal depression. Using a few drops of this oil on pulse points and inhaling its vapors can provide relief from headaches.
Additional Benefits – Adding a few drops of rosemary essential oil in bath water can help in curing various digestive problems such as indigestion, stomach cramps and flatulence. In fact, by adding just a few drops of this oil in a cup of water can help in fighting bad breath and for disinfecting the mouth.
Diluting this oil with a carrier oil such as almond or grapeseed oil and then massaging it on the skin can provide relief from menstrual cramps and muscular pains such as backache and stiff neck. People suffering from arthritis can also get a rosemary oil massage done, which will improve their joint pain. Some people also use this oil in order to improve the appearance of cellulite.
Although, there are innumerable health benefits associated with this oil, but at the same time it should also be used with great care and precaution. Women that are pregnant or breastfeeding should never this oil internally as it can cause vomiting and spasms. In fact, people that suffer from epilepsy or high blood pressure should also avoid using this oil either internally or externally.