Rosemary (Rusmari)


Rosemary Scientific Name

Salvia rosmarinus

Rosemary Other Names

English: Rosemary
Hindi: Gulmehendi, Rosemary, Rujamari
French: Romarin, Rosmarin encens, Rosmarin, Ecensier
German: Rosmarin
Spanish: Romero
Latin: Rosmarinus officinalis
Sanskrit: Rusmari

What is Rosemary?

Rosemary also known as Rujamari or Rusmari in books of Ayurveda is an aromatic medicinal plant. It is a fragrant evergreen herb. It is used as a culinary condiment to make bodily perfumes and for its potential health benefits.
Rosemary oil helps in preventing wrinkles and signs of aging due to its antioxidant property. It also promotes hair regrowth in men by improving the blood circulation in the scalp. It’s leaves have a pungent slightly bitter taste and are generally used dried or fresh to season foods.

Common forms of Rosemary

Powder, Dried Leaves, Tea, Oil

Rosemary is commonly used for:

  • Boosting Memory
  • Improving digestion
  • Curing common cold
  • Treating Arthritis
  • Improving heart function
  • Treating depression
  • Immune-boostin properties
  • Reducing stress and imrpoving sleep
  • Treating epilepsy in some cases

Rosemary Dosage

Tea: 2 to 4 grams
Oil: Twice daily
Water: Twice a day. Dyspepsia, Stomach cramps, bloating, constipation, bronchial and ear, nose and throat infections can be treated with dosage of 2-4g of dried plant into 1 cup of boiling water taken 3 times a day after meals.

Rosemary Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Consumption in large amount can result in vomiting, skin redness, kidney irritation, uterine bleeding and allergic reactions.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Might stimulate menstruation or affect the uterus which may lead to miscarriage.
Children: Not Known.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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