The positive effects of a rosemary bath
Rosemary has an ancient tradition in food and medicine. The use of rosemary as a medical herb dates back to the Middle Ages. But what effect does it have? In this article, we'll take a closer look.
The Origin of Rosemary | Rosmarinus officinalis
Today it's almost impossible to imagine a world without rosemary. It refines Mediterranean dishes and gives an aromatic note to meat, fish, and vegetables. Besides being used as a spice, rosemary has also been known as incense.
Its origins lie in the dry maquis in southern Europe – the Iberian Peninsula, Greece, Croatia, and Italy. Therefore the 80 to 100-centimeter-high shrub loves sunny and warm places.
Rosemary in ancient times
Experts believe that the name "rosemary" comes from the Latin word "ros" for "dew" and "Marinus" which means "belonging to the sea". Rosemary, or "the dew of the sea" has been used by humans for thousands of years. In ancient Greece, rosemary was dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Later, the so-called "bridal herb" moved into the medieval monasteries. The Benedictine monks brought it across the Alps to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. One of the most famous doctors of modern times was Paracelsus. He was one of the first ones to use and recommend rosemary for medical issues like rheumatism and gout.
Bath with rosemary
Rosemary can be used externally and internally. Taken internally, it has a strong effect on the digestive system. It helps with stomach problems, flatulence, bloating, and muscle cramps and promotes appetite. A bath with rosemary is soothing and relaxing. Other effects are:
- The overall reduction of nervousness
- Reduction of tension in the body
- Lowering of blood pressure
Rosemary essential oil can be used to promote blood circulation and to mend skin irritations. It is used to support muscle therapy and the recovery from strains, sprains, and bruises.
Soothing and improving
The essential oils of rosemary not only relieve flatulence and the feeling of fullness but also stimulate digestion. A rosemary bath can work wonders, especially when you get up in the morning. It helps you become active, awake, and vital. This way you are well prepared for the day and all kinds of tasks are much easier, especially in the early hours of the day!
Safe use of rosemary as a bath supplement
A rosemary bath ensures a good start to the day. However, caution is advised during pregnancy! Generally, you should avoid using rosemary oil during pregnancy. This is due to its high concentration levels, which could be too toxic for both you and the baby.
Long tradition and great effectiveness
Loved, researched, and used by humans for centuries, it still inspires us today.