Rosemary is a powerful anti-inflammatory among other qualities that make it a valuable health ally.
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The rosemary is an aromatic plant of Mediterranean origin with wide culinary and medicinal properties. It belongs to the Labiatae family, like thyme, lavender, mint, sage, oregano, marjoram and savory. It grows like a shrub that can reach a meter and a half in height. It can be consumed fresh or dry and its flavor is strong, similar to camphor.
In food preparation it is usually combined with thyme, oregano and bay leaf, it goes great to flavor the tomato sauces, as well as baked. Its use is also common in the preparation of flavored oils for salads.
But its qualities go beyond the culinary environment, as it has components that make it a powerful ally of health and an excellent home remedy within the reach of any pocket. Some of its medicinal uses are described below.
Improves digestion in general, prevents inflammation, heartburn and flatulence. Its anti-inflammatory properties are of great help to counteract constipation and diarrhea, as well as irritable bowel and intestinal flora problems.
Contains high content in ursolic acid, which is a natural compound that has a lot of effects beneficial anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antidiabetic, among others. Favorable contributions have even been observed in the treatment of cancerous tumors.
Its components help lower cholesterol, triglycerides and uric acid, as well as improve circulation and decrease inflammation. All of these are very common conditions in obese and overweight people.
As an aromatic herb, it is rich in potassium and calcium, which contributes to the health of the heart and bones, also helps regulate blood pressure.
Of the family of aromatic plants, rosemary is the one with the greatest antibiotic properties. It is of great help to treat diseases related to the respiratory tract, such as colds, colds and others.
How to use it?
The infusion It is the most common and easy to prepare method. It is enough to heat a cup of water to the boiling point, at that moment the fire is turned off, immediately a teaspoon of rosemary leaves is added, covered and left to rest for 5 minutes. After it is strained and taken, it is optional to add honey or stevia to improve its flavor.
This infusion can be taken after meals or when you need to mitigate the symptoms of any condition. It is a powerful liver repair tonic, in addition to its aroma helps concentration and prevents aging premature due to its high antioxidant content.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.