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Natural Hair Essentials: Rosemary

Rosemary A.K.A Rosmarinus Officinalis

Rosemary has been used extensively since ancient times by many cultures, for various reasons including food enhancement, aromatherapy, health and medicinal purposes, religious and wedding ceremonies, as well as in cosmetics.

Fun Facts About Rosemary:

  • It is known as one of the “brain herbs” because it stimulates mental activity.
  • Archeologists have uncovered pieces of the rosemary plant in ancient Egyptian graves where it was apparently used as incense
  • In modern times rosemary is used by herbalists to assist with illness related to the gall bladder and the liver.

The Smell of Love

Smell. One of the most important senses.  It can alert us prior to being able to see or hear anything.

“Smell, like taste, is a chemical sense detected by sensory cells called chemoreceptors. When an odorant stimulates the chemoreceptors in the nose that detect smell, they pass on electrical impulses to the brain. The brain then interprets patterns in electrical activity as specific odors and olfactory sensation becomes perception — something we can recognize as smell. The only other chemical system that can quickly identify, make sense of and memorize new molecules is the immune system.  But smell, more so than any other sense, is also intimately linked to the parts of the brain that process emotion and associative learning.”