Rosemary is one of the most used aromatic plants in cooking . It is used to enrich the flavor of dishes based especially on meat or fish, and it is not difficult to grow it at home to always have it available.
But rosemary is also a wonderful therapeutic plant , used for millennia to improve health thanks to its wonderful healing properties.
We list below 7 uses of rosemary which, as unusual as they may seem to us, are really effective and can replace even very expensive products and treatments.
Rosemary is able to darken hair color, hide gray or white hair.
To take advantage of this special property, add about 15 drops of rosemary essential oil to your usual shampoo. In addition to strengthening hair, rosemary will make it darker.
If you want to use rosemary sprigs directly, you can also prepare an infusion by cooking them for a few minutes. Allow to cool and use to rinse hair.
If your problem is too oily hair, rosemary can also be of great help in this case.
Rosemary helps regulate excess sebum in the scalp, preventing irritation of the scalp and even promoting hair regrowth.
Cook 300 grams of fresh rosemary in 500 ml of boiling water over low heat for about 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, mixing well.
Once cooled, apply the rosemary water to your entire hair, from scalp to ends, and leave for 20 minutes before rinsing and combing.
Rosemary has an anti-inflammatory and astringent action which will help fight against oily hair.
The rosemary plant is excellent for repelling mosquitoes, our grandmothers knew this very well. Having a rosemary plant can go a long way.
You can also prepare a spray, to apply directly to the skin, to avoid annoying mosquito bites.
Cook the fresh or dried rosemary sprigs for 15-20 minutes, let them cool and pour the liquid into a bottle fitted with a diffuser spray.
Use the remedy as if it were a normal repellent. Besides keeping mosquitoes away, it is also chemical-free and non-toxic.
Against the smell of sweat
One of the lesser known properties of rosemary is its ability to neutralize bad odors.
This property is also very useful for eliminating bad odors, such as perspiration, from laundry.
Put a few sprigs of rosemary in a bucket filled with warm water, then submerge the clothes in it and let them soak for about 15 minutes, then rinse with more clean water.
Rosemary salt is an excellent preparation that allows us to enrich our dishes with flavor and flavor at the same time.
Mix 500 grams of salt with 5-6 sprigs of fresh rosemary.
Then pour the mixture onto a baking tray and bake at 50°C for 30 minutes.
Then let cool and store in an airtight glass jar.
We have already seen how to prepare mosquito spray, but the same repellent properties of rosemary can be used against other types of insects.
For example, just put a few sprigs of rosemary in the cabinet to keep the spa away.
Or, put rosemary leaves in a cotton bag to put in the pantry to keep insects like silverfish away.
Rosemary has antiseptic and healing properties that can be very useful in relieving wounds and speeding up their healing.
Prepare a decoction by boiling a few sprigs of rosemary in water. Allow to cool, filter and apply the liquid to the wound using a cotton ball.