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5 ways rosemary can support your health and wellbeing

Rosemary is a fragrant and versatile herb that not only tantalizes your taste buds but also has the power to invigorate your wider well-being. Rosemary has many uses from culinary applications to medicinal and cosmetic uses. Here are 5 ways you can add rosemary into your day-to-day life to support your gut health and wider well-being.

1. Cook with it

This aromatic herb is often added to a variety of sweet and savoury dishes to enhance the flavour but it is also great for your gut health! Rosemary is rich in antimicrobial properties that may help keep pathogenic “bad” bacteria at bay inside your gut microbiome. This in turn supports the health of your good gut bacteria by enabling them to thrive. Check out this article for more health benefits and recipe inspiration.

2. Drink herbal tea

As well as eating rosemary, you can also drink it! Rosemary leaf is a staple ingredient in our hand-crafted Get Me Through The Day Tea designed by CG Co-Director, Shann. This herbal tea is naturally caffeine-free – ideal for those who would like a nourishing and gentle but uplifting boost throughout the day! Check out 5 reasons to drink herbal tea here.

3. Rosemary-infused skincare

Whether you are looking to soothe inflamed skin, combat a fungal infection, or simply nourish your skin with a beautifully scented lotion, rosemary-infused skincare is a great option!1 Rosemary oil is noted for its anti-inflammatory, soothing and analgesic properties, making it perfect for relieving sore and irritated skin, dry and itchy scalps, age spots, wrinkles, and lines.2 Rosemary is a staple in our Soothing Skincare range, which combines the soothing effects of rosemary with the nurturing effects of probiotic Kefir.

4. Haircare

Rosemary has hit the spotlight over the last year, praised for its ability to promote healthy, happy hair. While research is ongoing, some studies show that rosemary may help stimulate hair growth, reduce dandruff, and improve scalp health.3 Follow this link for handy hints for healthy hair.

5. Dental care

Regular use of antibacterial dental products can disrupt the natural balance of bacteria in your mouth and for this reason, we recommend opting for mouthwash and toothpaste with rosemary in it. Research suggests that rosemary may inhibit the growth of pathogenic microorganisms and biofilm from forming, which is crucial for maintaining good oral health and a happy gut microbiome.4 Read more about the connection between your mouth and your gut here.

The information provided is designed to inform, not diagnose or prescribe. If you are taking any medications, have a health condition and/or are pregnant/breastfeeding, please consult with your GP/health practitioner before taking supplements, including herbs.

Discover more beneficial herbs and spices in our article Let’s spice it up!.

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