Dive into the splendor of Rosemary to boost your memory, mood, and immune health.
Directions: Apply a small amount under your nose and anywhere on your body as often as you want. Great to use as a hand creme and on your feet.
Ingredients: Ingredients: Proprietary blend of Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower Oil), Vitamin E, Vitamin D3, and Rosemary Oil.
Available in 3 sizes .50 jar, 2oz pump, and 8 oz jar
Science Behind the Formula:
Native to the Mediterranean region, rosemary is one of the most commonly found herbs in a spice rack, and for good reason – not only does it have a wonderful taste and aroma, but also a wealth of beneficial health effects if regularly added to our diet. The scientific name of this perennial woody herb is Rosmarinus officinalis, but the world knows it by its common name.
Some of the most interesting and unique health benefits of rosemary include its ability to boost memory, improve mood, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, protect the immune system, stimulate circulation, detoxify the body, protect the body from bacterial infections, prevent premature aging, and heal skin conditions.
Memory Booster: One of the earliest reported or documented uses of rosemary for health reasons was as a cognitive stimulant. It was said to improve memory and help to increase intelligence and focus. While many of those claims are still being researched and studied, its effects on the brain do indicate an increase in memory retention, which is never a bad thing; keeping your mind quick will help to keep it young. In that same vein, rosemary has been linked to stimulating cognitive activity in the elderly, as well as those suffering from more acute cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. This is an exciting alternative or supplement to more modern treatment for these as yet uncured conditions.
Mood and Stress: The aroma of rosemary alone has been linked to improving mood, clearing the mind, and relieving stress in those with chronic anxiety or stress hormone imbalances. When the plant is consumed or applied topically in some sort of salve of the leaves, it can have similar effects. Aromatherapy also uses rosemary essential oil for this purpose, but that concentration of active components isn’t necessary to have positive effects on stress and mood.
Immune System Strength: The active components in rosemary are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic in nature. This represents a three-pronged attack against many different diseases and pathogens that could threaten the immune system or damage the integrity of the body. Antioxidant compounds form a secondary line of defense behind the body’s own immune system, and rosemary contains a significant amount of those powerful compounds, including rosmarinic acid, caffeic acid, betulic acid, and carnosol.
Vitamin D is a beneficial vitamin and antioxidant that is widely known as a key element in supporting a healthy immune system and preventing bone related diseases like osteoporosis and rickets. Vitamin D can be absorbed into the body through several forms, including exposure to the sun, supplement pills and vitamin D creams. The cream form of this vitamin can be useful in treating sin conditions and supporting overall skin health.
· It is effective in targeting and improving skin care problems such as itching, flaking, and redness associated with psoriasis
Vitamin D is commonly referred to as the "sunshine vitamin" because it's the only vitamin that is formed when skin is exposed to the sun's ultraviolet rays. As little as 10-15 minutes under the sun - (without sunscreen), three times a week enables your body to manufacture enough vitamin D, which can be stored in the body for several months. The Sun’s UV rays form a cholesterol-like compound in the human body which is then converted first to form a precursor of vitamin D and after to vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is activated by enzymes from your liver and kidney.
The active form of vitamin D is known as vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol. It is a fat-soluble vitamin which is found in two major forms: vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. Ergocalciferol or vitamin D2 is mainly derived from plants while cholecalciferol or vitamin D3 derives from exposure to the sun's rays and certain food items.
Although Sunlight is the best
natural source of vitamin D this may not be possible in cold countries, people
that work indoors, or protect themselves from the sun. In that case, people can
opt for dietary sources in order to fulfill the daily requirement of this
vitamin. Very good food sources of vitamin D include include salmon, tuna, eye
yolks, sausage, fortified milk, enriched orange juice, cereals and soy