I can't believe this is my first post about rosemary because it has so many uses. It's a great antioxidant, an adaptogen, has antiseptic properties, decreases inflammation within the body, and supports cardiovascular functions.
My favorite part about this plant is that is actually contains compounds that prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine ( a neurotransmitter that is responsible for forming memories) and it also improves circulation within the brain.
Rosemary infusions can be used for:
- Improving memory
- Increasing circulation
- Relieving menstrual cramps
- Aiding in digestion
- Eliminating yeast infections
- Improving rheumatic disorders
- Fighting viruses
...and of course all the wonderful ways we can cook using this herb. My favorite is rosemary lemonade!
Rosemary Lemonade Recipe 2 small sprigs fresh rosemary, plus more for serving (optional) Kosher salt 1 cup fresh lemon juice, or more to taste 1/2 cup agave nectar or other natural sweetener, or more to taste Lemon slices, for serving (optional)
Directions Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and add the rosemary and a pinch of salt. Cover and steep, 30 minutes. Strain into a pitcher and cool to room temperature.
Stir the lemon juice, agave nectar and 2 cups cold water into the pitcher. Add more lemon juice or agave nectar to taste. Serve over ice with more rosemary and/or lemon slices, if desired