Some Lesser-Known Uses for Rosemary

Rosemary is an aromatic plant that produces a distinctive scent. Because of this, the plant works quite well as a spice, but rosemary’s utility doesn’t stop there. The pleasant smell of rosemary can be utilized all over the home, particularly in the closet. So, let’s take a look at how to get the most out of our rosemary plants.

rosemary plant box

There are a  few good reasons for taking full advantage of the benefits that rosemary can provide. Its scent can contribute to good health by improving breathing and contributing to improved blood circulation. When consumed, rosemary can relieve headaches and even be applied to wounds to help them heal. As we previously mentioned, it is naturally a great aid in the kitchen, going great with an array of dishes ranging from meat and fish to soups and pieces of bread. And by consuming the herb, we can also find benefits when it comes to digestion and reducing the effects of acid reflux.

The Various Applications for Rosemary

One way to use rosemary is by infusing it in water to make a type of tea. All we will need for our tea is one tablespoon worth of dried rosemary, one cup of water, and one teaspoon of honey. Begin by heating the water on the stove. Once it reaches a boil, we can add the rosemary. Make sure to cover the pot with a lid and let the rosemary infuse for about ten minutes. After enough time has passed, we can enjoy the tea immediately and also add honey for taste.

tea and leaves

When it comes to the closet, rosemary can also prove to be quite useful. By placing a few stems of rosemary in the closet, not only can we add a nice scent to the area, but the herb is also great at repelling moths that like to create holes in our clothes. All we need to do is place a few stems of rosemary, either crushed or intact, in some small, porous pouches and place them between our stacks of clothes. For an added effect, you can also add a little lavender to create a lovely aromatic combination. Now, all we have to do is replace the bags when the scent has begun to fade.  

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