I’ve decided beyond all doubt that ‘natural’ is preferred over pharmaceutical – anytime! My latest discovery in my lifelong search for answers to my own mental health questions has brought me to yet another common herb.
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If you cook, you’re probably familiar with this aromatic herb that is used regularly in our cooking routines with meats and vegetables. I sure took it for granted! There it was right in front of me my entire life and I had no idea that Rosemary had such wonderful attributes that positively affect the human senses in more ways than simply taste.
Here is some interesting information I’ve curated on the subject of Rosemary as a supplement and aid in overall mood stabilization.
- Researchers Mark Moss and Lorraine Oliver proved that that both mental speed and accuracy were improved with the use of Rosemary oil vapors.
- In a clinical trial conducted by Hay et al (1998) it was found that stimulants for hair growth are present in Rosemary. This means that Rosemary can be helpful for women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Then, is it possible that Rosemary is also good for balancing hormones? A-ha! A future post…
- “Without a properly functioning circulatory system, one is not mentally sharp. One of the primary reasons why cognitive abilities decline with age is because of reduced blood flow to the brain. It appears that both rosemary and thyme may be viable, dietary tools in combating this unwanted occurrence.” VIA Healthy Fellow
- To inhale the scent of rosemary lowers cortisol levels and activates a relaxation response. This enables our bodies’ functions to return to normal after a stressful event, and elevates our mood. VIA Underground Health Reporter
Is Rosemary easy to grow? The answer is yes! Use a container with a drainage hole as Rosemary roots will rot in soil that is not drained well.
Rosemary is difficult to grow from seed, so start your Rosemary plant from the handy-dandy link to the left or your local nursery.
However, if you want to grow it from seed, here is an article to help you. How to grow Rosemary from seed.
Or, you can order (or make your own) Rosemary essential oil and aromatherapy for your personal use as a healthy way to avoid costly and damaging pharmaceuticals on your journey to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression.
The rosemary is a small and aromatic evergreen bush with pale blue flowers, and it produces an oil with a woodsy, pungent scent, reminiscent of pine.
It’s been known to support you in reducing stress, and may help improve respiratory conditions.
Our organic oil is sourced from the fresh flowering tops of the plant.
Join me on my latest discovery of my journey through PTSS with the use of Rosemary as an herbal antidote to stress, anxiety, and depression. What are your experiences or concerns about Rosemary? I would love to hear from you in the comments below.
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