All hail Rosemary, it is a healing wonder herb.
It’s been used for centuries, for treating many skin disorders:
- Relieving pain
- Improving circulation
- Improving skin tone
- Active antimicrobial
This versatile herb can be used as a tea, a liquid tincture, or herbal extract.
So let’s dive right in, and take a look at this remarkable herbal power house.
ROSEMARY HERB EXTRACT
A POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT
Rosemary herb contains many valuable compounds that have rich antioxidant properties:
- Carnosic acid
- Betulinic acid
These potent antioxidants calm trigger points of inflammation in the skin’s tissues, protect tissue from cellular degradation, and inhibit oxidative cell damage caused by pollutants, stress, and UV.
MORE PROPERTIES AND USES
Ursolic acid is a powerful component of Rosemary that requires its own mention, which you can read about here.
The fact that Rosemary is so rich in a number of compounds makes it very versatile:
Antibacterial and Antimicrobial: Research has shown how the antimicrobial properties of rosemary is effective in killing certain strains of bacteria and fungi.
Extends shelf life: Rosemary is an ideal natural preservative, helping to keep ingredients fresher for longer.
Anti Inflammatory: It helps to relieve pain and reduce inflammation in the skin, and because of its amazing anti-inflammatory action, it is said to be a great inclusion in burn creams.
Regenerative: Rosemary has powerful wound-healing properties and improves the appearance of chronic skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
This, combined with its antimicrobial properties, makes it fabulous for treating papules, pustules, and mild cases of acne.
No surprise then, that it can be found in a number of our products here at The Naked Chemist.
THE NAKED TRUTH
So, it looks like rosemary does what it promises; it can help stem the flow of sebum production on oily skin and can increase blood circulation in our skin.
Rosemary also behaves as an anti-microbial and anti-viral ingredient, can offer mild analgesic properties, and is an anti-inflammatory.
Often referred to as the anti-ageing polyphenol, is it anti-ageing? Well, yes, in the sense that it can prevent free radical damage, protect against UV damage, and increase circulation, which will lead to improved skin tone.
So, all things considered, it’s a great all-round herb that has wonderful skin loving benefits.