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Rosemary is suitable as a restorative, to stimulate people who suffer from asthenia, while acting preventively against insomnia. It has antiseptic qualities which make it a good agent for cleaning the skin and sensitive areas or acting directly on infected wounds. It can also be used for its antitussive power.


Medicinal properties of rosemary

Internal use

  • Promotes digestion, regulates lipids, improves blood circulation: cholagogue (helps the evacuation of bile), antispasmodic.
  • Diuretic: it reduces the risk of kidney stones or gout and prevents rheumatism.
  • Antistress, antifatigue: it prevents insomnia and helps fight against intellectual overwork.
  • Antioxidant effect: against cellular aging.
  • Against skin conditions: infections, wounds, cleaning of the skin and genital areas.
  • Accelerates hair growth.
  • Helps fight against certain pathogens: antimycotic and antibacterial. • Relieves rheumatism.

Usual therapeutic indications

The choline it contains acts as a lipid regulator in the liver and promotes digestion. Its diuretic properties facilitate renal activity and participate in the prevention of rheumatism. Its antioxidant properties have a stimulating effect on brain activity and improve memory.

Use and dosage of rosemary


By internal route:

  • In infusion, 2 g of dried rosemary leaves in 150 ml of boiling water, for 10 min, at a rate of 2 or 3 cups per day.
  • In liquid extract, 2 ml, 3 times a day.

By external route:

Rosemary is then used for rheumatism and stimulation of peripheral blood circulation.

  • You can make a concentrated infusion with 40g of rosemary for 1 liter of water, let infuse until it cools, then filter the preparation.
  • A bath, for stimulating purposes, made from a liter of decoction added to the water, will be recommended instead in the morning.

Precautions for use of rosemary

At the indicated doses, it is safe.


Taken orally, it is contraindicated for children under 12 years of age and people with gallstones or liver disease. Apart from cooking, it is also not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Side effects

At normal dose, the only risks may be nausea. People working with rosemary may have developed contact eczema. A large overdose can cause vomiting, convulsions, spasms, bleeding from the uterus, or even fatal coma.

Interactions with medicinal plants or supplements

No known interaction.

Drug interactions

In theory, rosemary can interact with diuretic drugs and iron supplements, but nothing has been observed in practice.


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