Saturday, November 22, 2014

Amazing Health Benefits Of The Herb Rosemary

Serge Bertasius, freedigitalphotos.net 
Have you ever noticed that some pleasant smells liven you up? They kick start your brain cells, bring renewed life, zest and vigor into your nerve cells and make you function at your optimal best.

Rosemary

The beautiful rosemary is a woody herb with fragrant needle like leaves and white, pink, purple or blue flowers. According to ancient legends, the Virgin Mary is said to have spread her blue cloak over a white blossomed rosemary bush when she was resting, and the flowers turned blue. The herb became known as Rose of Mary.

Rosemary Health Benefits

The wonderful smell of rosemary is often associated with good food, great times and good health. It is the perfect herb for your kitchen garden, filled with natural goodness, such as Phyto nutrients, antioxidants and essential fatty acids.
  
The anti-inflammatory compounds present in it, reduces the severity of asthma. Scientists have found that rosemary could boost your memory. The aroma of the essential oils improves memory in healthy adults. It increases blood flow to the head and brain and improves concentration.

This aromatic herb stimulates immune system, increases circulation and improves digestion. You can add fresh rosemary to omelettes; use it as a seasoning for lamb and chicken dishes, tomato sauce and soups. The WH Food writers say that, you can puree, fresh rosemary leaves with olive oil and use it as a dipping sauce for bread. Wow! That sounds delicious! I have attached a YouTube video of rosemary with chicken. Hope you try it!

Take care,
Swarnam