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Rosemary Leaf Benefits

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Rosemary leaf benefitsRosemary leaf is a fragrant, perennial herb native to Mediterranean region. It belongs to the mint family and is used to flavor soups, meat, fish, and stews. This well-known culinary herb has many other benefits too. Rosemary leaves have been used in medicine since historical times. Current research proves that rosemary leaves have more potential benefits. Let us look at some of these…




 


 


Potent Medicinal Rosemary Leaf Benefits


  • Topical application of rosemary helps in rejuvenation and strengthening of capillaries. Thus, it is a much sought after component in skin toners, hair products, soaps and creams.

  • Rosemary contains plenty of antioxidants that protect body from free radical damage.

  • It is a rich source of vitamin E and this contributes to antioxidant pool in rosemary.

  • It helps to block estrogen and thereby prevents breast cancer.

  • Detoxifies body by inactivating all toxins and eliminating them from liver.

  • It is a mild diuretic and helps in reducing bloating and swelling of ankles etc.


 


Culinary Uses of Rosemary Leaf


Rosemary leaves are bitter but highly aromatic. They can be used in a wide variety of dishes. On being cooked, rosemary leaves give off a strong mustard smell similar to burning of wood. This flavor can be used in barbecues. The herb is high in nutrients and contains iron, vitamin B, and calcium. Addition of rosemary to omega-3 oils increases their shelf life. The herb can be used chopped and mixed with pepper, flour, and salt as a rub for meat and fish. There is absolutely no end of how to use rosemary in cooking.


 


Rosemary leaf benefits are so many that using this flavorful herb in cooking would definitely have positive effects on health.


 


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