Rosemary Twigs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Rosemary, known as Rujamari in Ayurveda, is an aromatic medicinal plant. It is famous for its essential oil that is widely used in the manufacturing of soaps and perfumes. Besides this, it also has ornamental and culinary value.
Yes, Rosemary might be helpful in managing weight as it possesses anti-obesity property. It works by inhibiting lipid absorption in the intestines as well as the formation of adipocytes or fat cells in the body thus promoting weight loss.
Yes, Rosemary is antidepressant in nature. It has the potential to improve the concentration of brain neurotransmitters responsible for enhancing mood in an individual.
Rosemary is generally considered safe when consumed in recommended doses. However, undiluted Rosemary oil or the use of large amounts of rosemary can cause vomiting, uterine bleeding, kidney irritation, increased sun sensitivity, skin redness and allergic reactions. It would be advised to do a patch test before applying Rosemary oil to the skin. Undiluted Rosemary oil can be toxic if ingested and therefore should be avoided.
Rosemary should be used in limited quantities. Total daily intake should not exceed 4 to 6 grams of the dried herb. Direct oral intake of rosemary in any form is strictly not advised.
Yes, Rosemary might be beneficial in hair loss. It works by improving blood circulation to the scalp that further helps in the growth of hair.
No, Rosemary does not cause iron deficiency. However, it reduces the absorption of iron. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid Rosemary if you are iron deficient or taking any iron supplements.