You may think of the herb rosemary as a delicious flavor enhancer for your meals, but it’s much more than that.
Rosemary is a member of the mint family. It is pungent, resinous, piney and highly aromatic. Traditionally, it was used remembrance and memory.
According to Rodale’s 21st Century Herbal, rosemary is “antispasmodic, carminative, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. The herb is used primarily to treat poor digestion and appetite, joint pain, and sluggish circulation.”
Rosemary is especially recommended for people with impaired circulation, the elderly and the weak, as it promotes blood flow to the heart and to the brain.
If you need a brain or circulation boost, enjoy this flavorful rosemary infusion daily.
- 2 tbsp. fresh rosemary leaves, or 2 tsp. dried
- 6-8 oz water
- If you are using fresh rosemary leaves, chop them to release more surface area
- Place the chopped rosemary leaves into a tea ball and put into your favorite mug
- Boil water and pour into the mug
- Cover the tea so you don't lose the essential oils
- Steep 7-10 minutes
 Rodales 21st Century Herbal, by Michael J. Balick, Phd, 2014, Rodale pg. 250
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker, Herbalist and best-selling author. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.
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