KAMPUNG SENANG SUPPORT GROUP

ROSEMARY NETWORK

Fast facts about Rosemary

Rosemary is a perennial plant (it lives more than two years). The leaves are often used in cooking. Possible health benefits include improved concentration, digestion, and brain aging. Very high doses may cause vomiting, coma and pulmonary edema.

Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory

Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system, improve blood circulation and in neutralizing harmful particles called free radicals.

Enhancing memory and concentration

According to research outlined in Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology, the aroma from rosemary can improve a person’s concentration, performance, speed and accuracy and, to a lesser extent, their mood.

Neurological protection

Scientists have found that rosemary may also be good for your brain. Rosemary contains an ingredient called carnosic acid, which can fight off damage by free radicals in the brain. Rosemary appears to be protective against brain damage and might improve recovery.

Prevent brain ageing

Some studies have suggested that rosemary may significantly help prevent brain ageing. The therapeutic ability of rosemary for prevention of Alzheimer’s shows promise, but more studies are needed.

Cancer

Research published in Oncology Reports found that “crude ethanolic” rosemary extract (RO)” slowed the spread of human leukemia and breast carcinoma cells.

Protection against muscular degeneration

A study published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, revealed that a carnosic acid, which is a major component of rosemary, can significantly promote eye health. This could have clinical applications for diseases affecting the outer retina, such as age-related macular degeneration – the most common eye disease in the United States.

Care for rosemary

Thank you and congratulations for the purchase of a pot of rosemary. Rosemary has a dragnet of health benefits. Our pot of rosemary is designed to grow and give you several years of useful purpose, as outlined in our Benefits paper.

Growing mix

Our rosemary is grown in the following growing medium mix: sand 70% and soil 30%. This allows for quick drainage, which rosemary likes. It is close to their growing medium of their native lands – the Mediterranean area.

Care of your rosemary

Our pot of rosemary loves the sun and water. So please place the pot in a sunny spot of your house and water it every morning. Or if you are placing it inside your house, do find a sunny or bright spot, but water once every two days.

Our pot of rosemary also loves to have haircut every two to three months. It is a single stem, cut off the top of the plant and it will branch out within two or three months. Later when more branches grow, trim as you need. You may use the trimmed leaves in your cooking.

Repotting of your rosemary

When your rosemary has grown taller than a foot, it may be time to repot it to a bigger pot. Use the same growing medium ratio and ease the plant out of the small pot and plant it into the bigger pot.

Rosemary Support Group

When you have a question on the care of this rosemary, please contact the above at rosemary@kampungsenang.org and we shall answer them within two or three days.

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