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Medicine in your garden series: Rosemary, for remembrance and so much more

Medicine in your garden series: Rosemary, for remembrance and so much more | Mr Vitamins
Boost your focus with Rosemary. Rosemary is a member of the Lamiaceae family of herbs, and like its family members Lavender, Peppermint, Basil and others, it has many health benefits. It is a great antioxidant, and of course it is best known for its ability to sharpen your concentration and improve poor memory.

When to use Rosemary

Helpful in memory and improving liver function, the following are specific conditions for which this herb is indicated: :
  • headache
  • anxiety
  • poor memory and concentration
  • depression
  • poor circulation
  • rheumatic pain
  • and topically for nerve pain

Care needed

Although considered a safe herb, even natural medicines need care. Always tell your doctor of any supplements you are taking. Care should be exercised using rosemary in the following::
  • pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • high blood pressure
  • in large doses as may cause irritation of the stomach
  • topically in large open wounds or lesions
  • warfarin and other anticoagulant medications

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