When you think of St. Patrick’s Day, luck of the Irish, four leaf clovers and Irish dishes might come to mind. Rosemary isn’t the first herb I would think of for St. Patty’s day but searching the internet (www.epicourious.com), I found a recipe that that I thought would taste as delicious as it looks! You can find the link to the recipe at the bottom of the page.
Here is little history of Rosemary and its uses: rosemary is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. Some of rosemary’s medicinal uses are analgesic, antioxidant, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, skin tonic, and stimulant, to name a few. Parts used are leaves, flowers and stems.
Medicinal uses can include: improved memory, students used to take a sprig of Rosemary in their hair to help when taking exams. Scientific research credits much of rosemary's action on the central nervous system to its powerful antioxidant action. Fresh rosemary in the summer air has an uplifting, fresh scent and I love taking a deep breath of it to take in all that it has to offer.
Rosemary can contribute to healthy, beautiful skin and hair. Studies show that Rosemary can slow or prevent premature baldness and hair loss. It is used in many beauty products such as shampoos, conditioners and rinses. A few drops of essential in carrier oil such as olive, jojoba or grapeseed, applied directly to the scalp once or twice a week, can restore dry, irritated scalp and over time your hair will look shiny and healthy. Rosemary essential oil can be used in a massage oil to relieve pain, from arthritis, headache, and menstrual cramps just to name a few.
When used in the culinary world, is often added to roasting meats and vegetables dishes, cooking stews, baking, infused in and oils or vinegars. I enjoy making soap and my shampoo bars are packed with nourishing herbs, oils and other ingredients for healthy, shiny hair. You could also try my Rosemary infused roller balls and face mist. Whenever I have a headache I just roll some over my temples and immediately feel it going to work to relieve the tension. It also sharpens mental clarity and boost memory.
My Rosemary hydrosol is antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory and a few spritzes can help with acne, eczema, psoriasis and even rosacea and the inflammation they create. The powerful antiseptic properties are good for disinfecting the skin and the astringent properties could help tighten the pores and reduce oiliness.
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Is rosemary lucky? I'll let you be the judge of that! :)
And for the recipe I promised, just list our friends at Epicurious and let us know how it turns out.
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