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Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Actions: Its antioxidant properties make it hepatoprotective (protective for the liver) (Raskovic et al). Other actions are antifungal, circulatory stimulant, carminative, anti-spasmodic, anti-depressive, antiseptic and anti-microbial.

Dose: 15-30 mL/week (1:2 liquid) or 1.5 to 3.0 g/day (tablet)

Rosemary is a favourite choice when treating Lyme patients for those affected by candida and mould.

Studies have shown it to be a valuable anti-microbial herb against Staphylococcus aureus and Gram-negative bacteria (Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli), and antifungal against Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger (Jiang Y et al, 2011).

Recent studies state carnosic acid in rosemary can protect the brain from free radical damage that has been linked to stroke, early onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (Liu J et al, 2016).

History tells us the ancient Greeks used rosemary for memory and used to wear it in wreaths when studying for an exam. This herb can also work wonders for tension headaches.

I use Rosemary regularly for Lyme and mould affected ‘brain fog’ symptoms, to improve concentration and mental performance as well as to enhance phase 2 liver detoxification.

Traced as far back as far as 500 BC, documents suggest this herb had been used to treat the nervous system for neuralgia and sciatica.

Rosemary can be used topically for wound healing and hair loss and current cancer studies are proving rosemary to be a very useful antioxidant.