THE SECRETS OF ROSEMARY: CHEMICAL FOCUS

0 Posted by - October 8, 2016 - Uncategorized

Thanks to its distinctive woodsy scent, rosemary essential oil is easily identified. However, it is rosemary oil’s powerful constituents, including a-pinene and carnosol, that gives it a wide variety of beauty and health benefits. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the benefits associated with rosemary oil and its two most active ingredients.

A-pinene

Studies show that rosemary oil can help relieve a number of conditions affecting the digestive system, such as indigestion, constipation, bloating, and stomach cramps [1]. The combination of constituents, including a-pinene, help regulate the creation and release of bile, while also improving blood flow and circulation throughout the body, which ensures the body has an easier time absorbing nutrients from food and prevents toxic overload [1].

Additionally, rosemary essential oil well-known for the positive affect it can have on hair growth [2]. By stimulating the hair follicles, hair is able to grow longer and stronger, which makes it ideal for anyone struggling with hair loss and baldness.

Carnosol

Carnosol is a well-known antioxidant that also has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Researchers have discovered that the carnosol in rosemary essential oil has a “selective toxicity towards cancer cells versus non-tumorigenic cells” [3]. Essentially, it targets cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells untouched.

In addition, rosemary works hard to protect the brain by fighting off free radical damage in the brain. Carnosol, in combination with other constituents, helps protect the brain from neurodegeneration and strokes by activating a signaling pathway [4]. There is also evidence that it helps keep the brain youthful and sharp, while also improving memory.


[1] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169115001033

[2] https://www.google.com/patents/US6447762?dq=rosemary+essential+oil+hair+follicles#v=onepage&q&f=false

[3] https://draxe.com/rosemary-oil-uses-benefits/

[4] http://www.naturalnews.com/023229_rosemary_brain_the.htmlh

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