Ros Maris, commonly known as summeri rose, was widely used by ancient Greeks and Romans. The plant was dedicated to goddess Aphrodite.
Nowadays, this plant is called rosemary and has a number of beneficial uses.
A recent study has found that rosemary has the ability to prevent premature aging due to its powerful antioxidant properties. Rosemary is rich in flavonoids, compounds which improve blood circulation to all tissues and strengthen the blood vessels. Therefore, rosemary can effectively treat headache, improve memory and stimulate hair growth.
Furthermore, it improves digestion and it is commonly used for treating constipation, stomach cramps, indigestion, and improper absorption of nutrients in the intestines.
According to a 1995 stud, rosemary also works as natural diuretic, which in turn makes it effective at cleansing the liver from toxic substances. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties cannot be neglected as they are very powerful and have the ability to treat infections of the ear, nose, throat, and bronchitis.
Additionally, it also cures fatigue and provides relief of muscle pain, rheumatism, and sciatica. For external use, dilute the rosemary oil with neutral oil like sunflower oil and apply onto the affected area. Adding rosemary tea into a bath is another good way to relieve rheumatism.
Rosemary extract also promotes proper blood flow on to the scalp, preventing baldness and formation of dandruff.