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Rosemary essential oil

5 Ways to Use Rosemary Oil

Are you wondering how you can use Rosemary oil? While some think Rosemary is only useful for cooking, this herbal, energizing oil has uses that extend far beyond the kitchen. Keep reading to learn five easy ways to use Rosemary essential oil.

  1. Use Rosemary oil for hair.
  2. Cooking with Rosemary oil.
  3. Diffuse Rosemary oil for an energizing midday pick-me-up.
  4. Use Rosemary oil to refresh and rejuvenate.
  5. Take Rosemary oil for internal benefits.*

1. Use Rosemary oil for hair.

If your hair is feeling lackluster, give it some shine with a little help from Rosemary oil. Known to promote a healthy-looking scalp and an abundant-looking head of hair, Rosemary oil might be what’s missing from your current hair care routine.

So, how do you use Rosemary oil for hair? Consider adding a drop of Rosemary oil to your favorite everyday hair products to promote hair that looks full and shiny. Need more ideas? Try making this Scalp Buildup Cleanser with Rosemary essential oil to refresh the scalp without stripping your hair of its natural oils.

Scalp Buildup Cleanser

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
8 tablespoons water
8 drops Rosemary oil
6 drops Lemon oil
4 drops Grapefruit oil

Combine all ingredients in a small glass bowl and stir. Comb the mix through dry hair. The acids in the mix help to remove oil, dirt, or sulfate buildup naturally. Allow the mix to sit on your hair for about 20 minutes, then rinse the hair in the shower and continue with your normal shampoo and conditioner routine.

2. Cook with Rosemary oil.

Because it has such a rich, herbal flavor, people often use dry rosemary and rosemary seasoning when cooking meat, stuffing, baked goods, and so on. Rosemary oil can easily be substituted for dry rosemary to give any recipe a punch of refreshing herbal flavor.

Ready to cook with Rosemary oil? Start with this easy Herb Bread recipe!

Herb Bread with Rosemary Oil

4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup milk
1 cup butter, melted
2 drops Rosemary oil
Dried thyme herbs

Preheat the oven to 450 °F and grease a baking sheet. Stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, milk, melted butter, dried herbs, and Rosemary essential oil to create the dough. Knead the dough until smooth. Roll out the dough and cut it into six-inch triangles. Brush with melted butter. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy with an Italian dish, use as a snack or appetizer on game night, or simply enjoy it as a side dish!

3. Diffuse Rosemary oil for an energizing midday pick-me-up.

Looking for a super simple way to enjoy the benefits of Rosemary oil? Simply place a few drops of this herbaceous, energizing oil into your essential oil diffuser any time you could use a break from the craziness of everyday life. When you put a few drops of Rosemary in your diffuser, you can immediately revitalize the atmosphere of your kitchen, living room, desk, office, or bedroom.

If you want to add some variety to your diffusing experience, combine Rosemary oil with Wild Orange or Lemon oil in your diffuser to create an uplifting atmosphere.

4. Use Rosemary oil to refresh and rejuvenate.

Whether you’re at the end of a long workday, needing to feel refreshed in the afternoon, or just wanting to create a more desirable environment at home, Rosemary oil can help. Use Rosemary oil to refresh and rejuvenate by adding a few drops to a warm bath, along with a soothing essential oil like Frankincense. The warm, essential oil–infused water will leave you feeling calm and rejuvenated.

Want another way to take advantage of the rejuvenating benefits of Rosemary? Use it in a massage. Combine Rosemary oil with a carrier oil and massage the neck, shoulders, and back, or legs and feet. If you want an especially soothing massage, blend Rosemary oil with Wintergreen oil to help cool and refresh the skin. To reduce stress, combine Rosemary oil with Lavender oil and massage into the skin for a relaxed, refreshed feeling.*

5. Take Rosemary oil for internal benefits.*

Not only is Rosemary oil useful for cooking due to its potent, delicious flavor, but many people add Rosemary oil to their food to take advantage of the internal benefits of this oil. Whether you incorporate Rosemary oil into your favorite recipes or simply add the oil to a glass of water or a Veggie Cap, there are plenty of reasons to take Rosemary oil internally.

For example, did you know that Rosemary oil may help reduce nervous tension and fatigue when taken internally? Using Rosemary internally can also help support healthy digestion and internal organ function.*

Want to learn more about how to use Rosemary oil, the benefits of Rosemary oil, and where Rosemary oil comes from?

6. If you’re wondering how you can order your own Rosemary from DOTERRA contact us.  We can help! Call (858) 613-0792

 

Why Turmeric and Turmeric Latte Recipe

Have you been wondering about whether or not you should take Turmeric because it was recommended by your doctor, or you have seen it advertised?  

What is Turmeric?

Turmeric is an Indian spice and can be used as an herbal supplement.  It contains Curcumin, the primary chemical constituent that gives it its anti-inflammatory properties along with its yellow color.  It widely used as one of the spices in curry powder.  It has become very popular, and is widely recommended as a dietary aid for inflammation and pain.  Some people have questions about it, and they wonder whether or not they should be taking it.  It may help if I break down its uses, and clarify when it wouldn’t be appropriate for someone to take it.

In Chinese Medicine this herb is called Jiang Huang (Turmeric Rhizome) or Yu Jin (Curcuma root).  Jiang Huang has flavors that are spicy, bitter, and has an energetic warming affect on the body.  Yu Jin on the other hand is spicy, bitter, but cold. 

 

What is it used for?

This herb helps blood circulation, and breaks up coagulation that may be the cause of pain related to traumatic injury, arthritis, angina, and it helps speed healing.  It moves Qi-energy of the liver, which means that it protects the liver from toxins, has antioxidant qualities, lowers cholesterol, reduces menstrual pain, and  decongests the liver.  The bitter and warming qualities improves joint swelling, shrinks uterine tumors, dissolves gallstones, and improves ligament flexibility.    

The cold qualities of Yu Jin clears heat from the body, and it has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal actions.  

How to take it?

Dosage as a single herb is 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. daily.  It is best when taken along with cinnamon bark (Rou Gui) or cinnamon twig (Gui Zhi) for dysmenorrhea, or joint pain such as in the shoulders.  It is usually added as an adjunct herb to enhance effects for relieving menstrual pain in an herbal formula such as Bupleurum and Dang Gui (Xiao Yao Wan) for instance.

Is it good for everyone?

This herb is not for you if you have blood deficiency without stagnant Qi-energy or blood stasis.  

This means you don’t experience localized pain of a deep, sharp and piercing nature, and inflammation that is worse at night, that is swollen, or you don’t have palpable solid, immobile masses, dark complexion, purple lips, fragile dry hair and skin, a purple tongue with purple spots.  

If you feel weak, exhausted, have a pale complexion, experience light thin menstrual blood flow during your periods, dizziness, pale tongue or pale conjunctiva this herb is not for you.  

Caution:

Use caution if you are taking an anti-coagulant, anti-platelet medication.

I hope this helps?

Turmeric Latte Recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 C water, almond milk, coconut milk, or rice milk

1 Tbsp. almond butter

1 tsp. organic honey

3/4 tsp. ground turmeric

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1 tsp. vanilla extract

pinch of sea salt

pinch of ground black pepper

1 drop turmeric essential oil

Instructions

Mix all ingredients until smooth.  Warm in a small pot.  Pour into a mug, sprinkle with cinnamon and Enjoy!

 

*How Herbs are Prescribed in Chinese Medicine

*Let me start by saying that using herbs and spices in your cooking for flavoring is not necessarily the same thing as taking them as an herbal supplement.  Although, there may be some dietary value, there is not necessarily a therapeutic value that comes with potency and dosage. The spices and herbs found in your spice isle of the supermarket are going to be of a different quality, grade, and concentration than that found in an herbal tea or supplement.  Chinese Herbalists use high quality pharmaceutical grade herbs with high potency and bio-availability along with correct species identification.  The dosage matters as well.  In addition, herbs aren’t typically given singly, they are compounded together in a balanced formula that may include anywhere from two to ten or more herbs.  This way each herb works in a synergistic manner, and counteracts any negative affects.  This is much safer than taking only one ingredient long term.  As an example, you will find quite often that fresh ginger (Sheng Jiang), honey-fried licorice (Zhi Gan Cao), and red dates (Da Zao) are added to formulas to protect your stomach, and to harmonize all of the ingredients together.  Chinese Angelica Root (Dang Gui) is often combined with Ligusticum (Chuan Xiong), and White Peony (Bai Shao) to nourish blood, regulate the movement of blood, and sooth PMS symptoms and pain without causing too much thinning of blood, hemorrhage, or blood stasis and coagulation.  The flavors of bitter, sweet, spicy, salty, or sour as well as the energetic temperature of hot, warm, cooling, cold, have beneficial qualities on the body.  The herb’s flavors and temperature are taken into consideration when choosing an appropriate herbal remedy per one’s constitution.  Curcumin (Yu Jin) is spicy, bitter and cooling on the body.  Thus, it may not be for everyone.  You would need to consult with an expert herbalist that can evaluate your constitutional pattern of disharmony and recommend an appropriate herbal formula.

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Learn about Chinese Herbal Teas for improved blood flow, and analgesia

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We use herbs that are concentrated granules of raw herbal ingredients boiled in an aqueous solution.  They are free from preservatives, additives, and colors.  They are certified pharmaceutical grade using GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices).  The powder is mixed with warm water and drunk as a medicinal tea.

They also come in other forms of administration such as honey pills, capsules, tablets, or alcohol or glycerin extracted tinctures.

Where to buy

Herbal Formulas can be prescribed and purchased from your local Acupuncturist.

Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang (Drive out Stasis in the Mansion of Blood Decoction).

TCM Diagnosis:  Blood stagnation, especially of the upper body, head and chest.

Action:  Nourishes and moves blood, a natural analgesic alternative.

Indications:  Pain Acute, Severe, after Trauma, aggravated by wrong movement, fixed localized pain, occasional stabbing pain aggravated by certain postures or movement, and pain is worse at night, a natural alternative to aspirin.

Bio-medical or common disease names:  acute endometritis, retained placenta, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, cirrhosis of the liver, intestinal obstruction, coronary artery disease, angina pectoris, rheumatic valvular heart disease, hypertension, post-concussion syndrome, migraine, menopausal syndrome, urticaria, psychosis.

Ingredients:  Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica), Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root), Sheng Di Huang (Prepared Rehmannia), Chi Shao (Red Peony), Tao Ren (Peach Pit), Hong Hua (Safflower), Chuan Niu Xi (Cyathula Root), Jie Geng (Platycodon, Balloon Flower Root), Zhi Ke (Bitter Orange Peel), Chai Hu (Bupleurum, Thorowax Root), Gan Cao (Licorice Root).  Plus add turmeric-curcumin (Yu Jin), cinnamon bark (Rou Gui), Bai Shao (White Peony), and Gan Cao (Licorice).

How to Take: Take Before meals.  In severe cases can increases dosage 50-100%, then reduced as treatment takes effect.

Contraindications/Cautions:

Contraindicated in pregnancy, excessive menstrual bleeding, bleeding diathesis, or hemorrhagic disorder.  For women, stop taking during your period unless otherwise directed.  Caution in patients taking anti-coagulants.

*Women being treated for menstrual problems may notice heavier, more painful periods, expulsion of clots, for one or two cycles as the stagnation is moved, and they are encouraged to continue formula for several cycles.

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Disclaimer: The products and information mentioned here have not been evaluated by the FDA.  The products and methods recommended are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent illness or disease.  It is not a substitute for medical advice.

Harmonize the liver and gall bladder

The first remedy is to eat less.

Foods to Avoid are those high in saturated fats, Lard, Mammal meats, Cream, Cheese, Eggs

Avoid Hydrogenated and poor-quality fats, Shortening, Margarine

Avoid Refined and rancid oils

Excess nuts and seeds.  They should be unsalted, and lightly roasted.  Raw nuts easily become rancid, and harbor parasites.

Chemicals in foods and water

Processed foods

All intoxicants

Eat foods or herbs that stimulate the flow of liver-Qi energy.

From my book, “The Qi Life: Live A Better Life Pain Free Naturally”.

Essential Oils may support liver and gall bladder health.

Use 3 – 5 drops of a detoxification essential oil blend applied to liver area daily.  Note: A detoxification Blend you can purchase may include Clove, Geranium, Grapefruit and Rosemary, or in a roller ball combine 4 drops Geranium, 6 drops Rosemary, 6 drops Cilantro, 8 drops Juniper Berry, and fill remainder with FCO.

*Note:  most liver conditions have developed over long periods of time and rebuilding will take consistent application with patience over weeks and months.

A famous Chinese Herbal remedy that moves stuck liver Qi-energy, lifts the mood, and aids digestion:

The Chinese Medicine herbal formula Xiao Yao Wan (Rambling Powder) moves and nourishes the liver energy, and emotional constraint.

Ingredients: Bupleurum (Chai Hu), Angelica Root (Dang Gui), White Peony (Bai Shao), White Atractylodes (Bai Zhu), Poria Mushroom (Fu Ling), Honey Baked Licorice (Zhi Gan Cao), Mint (Bo He), Fresh Ginger (Sheng Jiang).  Citrus Peel (Chen Pi), Amomum Cardamom Seed (Sha Ren) can be added for a weak spleen-stomach.

Take twice daily before meals.

Contraindications:  Do not take during an acute phase of colds and flu.

Caution:  This formula has been modified to reduce likelihood of stomach bloating or loose stools with the additions of Chen Pi and Sha Ren.  Should this occur with the additions, take with food, or discontinue.

 

If you have questions about more ways that Chinese Medicine can help you please don’t hesitate to ask.

Sincerely,

Dr. Michele Arnold

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