Friday, November 18, 2011

Can I use rosemary oil on my hair and scalp for a massage, or does it HAVE to be diluted w/ a carrier oil?

Im trying to stimulate my hair growth rate and heard that rosemary oil is an excellent way of doing this. however, i am unsure if applying it straight from the bottle to my scalp is the best way to go, or if i should combine it with a carrier oil such as jojoba which i hear has excellent moisturizing elements. my hair is dry and thick and I would like to know if this mixture of the two oils will help at all. Also, i am absloutely stumped as to how much rosemary oil to use per teaspoon of jojoba or if should use any at all. If anyone lives in the Dallas area and knows a reputable manufacturer where i can purchase High-Quality, pure oils, I'd really appreciate the feedback.

Can I use rosemary oil on my hair and scalp for a massage, or does it HAVE to be diluted w/ a carrier oil?
You can also mix it with a conditioner %26amp; let it sit on your hair for about 15min %26amp; then rinse out.

I've also heard that peppermint oil is good for stimulating the scalp.
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Reply:Yes, you should use rosemary essential oil mixed with a carrier oil. Jojoba oil is an excellent choice. Jojoba oil is very light weight and very moisturizing for your scalp, skin and hair.

I buy jojoba oil and essential oils at my local whole foods store. They usually have a good selection and decent prices.

Do you know recipe of rosemary marinated Stake?? Puertorican style?

I was in PR a week ago and had the BEST stake. They told me it was marinated in rosemary, salt, pepper, etc. Does anyone know an exact recipe? PLEASE tell me:))

Thanks in advance

Do you know recipe of rosemary marinated Stake?? Puertorican style?
Mustard and Rosemary Marinated Flank Steak

4 servings 15 min 5 min prep

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon rosemary, crushed

1/2 teaspoon ginger powder

1/2 cup prepared mustard (any regular yellow style)

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 flank steak

Combine all ingredients in small bowl.

Score flank steak.

Spread marinade on both sides of steak.

Let steak marinade for at least two hours.

Touch this meat on a hot grill until it hits your level of perfection.

Costa Rican Jalapeno Pepper Steak

2 servings 40 min 20 min prep

1 medium onion

1-2 jalapeno pepper

1 chicken bouillon cube

1 tablespoon butter or oleo

1/4 cup evaporated milk

2 beef t-bone steaks, at room temp

Grill, broil or pan fry steaks to your preference.

In a fry pan add butter chopped onion and chopped jalapeno (if less heat wanted seed and devein peppers) and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Add evaporated milk and chicken cube to pan and bring to boil stirring often.

Lower heat and simmer for about 2 minutes.

Place pre cooked steaks in sauce and heat through.

Place steak on platters and pour sauce over steaks.

Serve with rice and broccoli.


Steak Tampiquena (Mexican Steak)

2-3 servings 25 min 15 min prep

2-3 thin sliced quality cuts steak

seasoning salt

1 small onion (minced)

2 roma tomatoes (chopped)

2 cloves garlic (chopped)

2 (4 ounce) cans whole roasted green chili peppers (not chopped)

1 tablespoon olive oil

2-3 slices monterey jack pepper cheese or white Mexican blend cheese (sliced length wise)

Heat olive oil in pan.

Sautee onion, garlic and tomato for 3 minutes or until tender.

Set mixture aside.

Preheat oven to broil.

Cut green chile into long strips and set aside.

Sprinkle seasoning salt on both sides of steak.

Broil steaks (I broil the thin cuts 3-4 minutes) on one side.

Remove from oven and place mixture of tomato, onion and garlic evenly on unbroiled side of steaks.

Top with 2-3 strips of green chile.

Next,place a slice of cheese on top of each steak (you will cover mixture and green chile strips with cheese slice.) Broil until steak is done and cheese is melted (about 3 minutes).

Serve and enjoy!
Reply:Rosemary Steak


1 cup red wine

1 teaspoon salt

1 sprig fresh rosemary

4 New York strip steaks, cut 1-inch thick


Combine the red wine, salt and rosemary in a small bowl. Let stand at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours.

Heat a large griddle or cast-iron skillet over high heat. Place the steaks on the hot pan, and cook for about 8 minutes per side, or to desired degree of doneness. The internal temperature should be at least 145 degrees F (62 degrees C) for medium rare. Pour in the wine mixture, and allow it to boil for a minute. Serve steaks with sauce on a deep platter.

Is it okay to eat rosemary when pregnant? In moderation?

I have heard somewhere that rosemary isn't a good herb during pregnancy that it could loosen the uterus or something but only if in excess. Does any1 know anything about this and did you/have you eaten at least some rosemary while pregnant? I am 23 weeks and ate some chicken that had rosemary in it not a whole lot just some. and I hardly ever eat rosemary. Is this okay or safe?

Is it okay to eat rosemary when pregnant? In moderation?
I am pretty sure its rosemary leaf a herb found in different herbal tablets you can get from your health food store that is the problem during the early stages of pregnancy. It can cause contractions in the uterus they don't recommend using it in the first 2 trimesters. If your worried you should give your doctor a call they should be able to answer a question like that over the phone.
Reply:Foods seasoned with rosemary are not a problem. Taking large amounts of the herb is not advised during pregnancy. Don't worry, chicken flavored with rosemary is not going to harm your baby. Everything in moderation is the key
Reply:hope so, i did :) I would have the rosemary chicken at my favorite place at least 1 a baby is a healthy 5 months old :)
Reply:Culinary amounts of herbs are just fine and not a problem. However it is large amounts or tea made from herbs taken regularly that can be a problem. Go for it! Chicken soup with rosemary is awesome.


Plz help! are the herbs rosemary, mint, and sassafrass posonious (sorry i can't spell) if eaten?

plz leave the website where u found the answer.

Plz help! are the herbs rosemary, mint, and sassafrass posonious (sorry i can't spell) if eaten?
people eat them all so i don't think they are
Reply:Nope, they are not poisinous because we commenly eat them. Sassafrass bark can be poisinous, though.

This website will give you information on all the herbs. Many herbs can be safe if used appropriately. For example sassafras roots boiled for tea may be healthy but the concentrated oil may have a toxic effect. I don't know of any toxic effects of rosemary or mint but you should do your research on how you plan to eat them.
Reply:I know mint or roemary is safe people cook with it never heard of the other
Reply:No. Mint, Rosemary, and Sassafrass are not poisoness. In fact, they are all edible. Mints and rosemary are used for delicious recipes and sassafrass can be used to make candy. You can read more about some of these herbs at They have some great information on herbs and if you have questions you can ask their growers in their forum.
Reply:We eat them all the time. No need for a web site. Think spaghetti sauce, mint juleps and root beer or sarsparilla.
Reply:rosemary is a delicious herb to flavor just about any kind of meat, from beef to pork. Mint is used as a flavoring in TONS of stuff.

These sure aren't poisionous. I don't think they would sell Mint leaves and rosemary in the produce section of grocery stores if it was poisonous!!!!

Sassafrass? Probably not since it is used to make delicious drinks at country fairs and such :)
Reply:i'm going to say no since they are common spices that are often used in cooking.
Reply:no they asre in a lot of foods!!!
Reply:No, never heard of Sassafrass though
Reply: sassafrass bark is poisonous

Mint and rosemary are most definately NOT poisonous.
Reply:no none are posonious they grow in my yard smell really good especially rosemary

Rosemary - what to do with the flowers???

I have grown some Rosemary for cooking. The plant has little blue/lavender coloured flowers all over it. I wanted to freeze the Rosemary but do I have to pick off all the flowers or are they edible? do they taste ok? will they be ok to freeze???

Rosemary - what to do with the flowers???
They've gone to seed when they flower, and the taste becomes somewhat bitter and more pungent. You don't need to freeze it. I just hang it in bunches in the garage to dry and then pinch off what I need from time to time. It's best to harvest rosemary before it flowers.
Reply:Do not freeze them dry them in a paper bag in a warm cupboard. I normally wait until all the flowers are gone before I do mine.
Reply:They are not okay to freeze. They are okay to dry in a warm place and, yes, they are edible.

What fruit works best with Rosemary?

Making chicken salad sandwiches with rosemary...besides applles which fruit works with rosemary? I'm wondering about peaches? Oranges?

What fruit works best with Rosemary?
Lemon or orange would both be really tasty with rosemary
Reply:Peaches and Apricots
Reply:Try lemon juice.

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What are the health benefits of essiac tea and rosemary tea?

Most people take essiac tea (in an aggressive dose) as an alternative (complementary or supplementary) treatment to conventional cancer treatment. Some take it because they have studied the available information on essiac, and believe it reduces the side effects of chemotherapy or radiation. The decision on whether to combine essiac use with traditional treatments is up to each individual. There is no evidence that essiac interferes with other pharmaceutical or natural treatments. In many cases, essiac seems to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and can complement other natural remedies. Please inform your health care provider if you decide to use essiac (or anything else) as a supplemental treatment.

Some people mainly take essiac (in a maintenance dose) as a daily supplement to promote general overall well-being, or as a preventive measure against many forms of disease, possibly due to its immune system-enhancing properties.

Many people give essiac to their pets, believing it reduces the agony of arthritis and extends the life (and/or improves the quality of life) of pets with terminal cancer and other ailments.

What are some of the reported benefits of essiac tea?

1. Prevents the buildup of excess fatty deposits in artery walls, heart, kidney and liver.

2. Regulates cholesterol levels by transforming sugar and fat into energy.

3. Destroys parasites in the digestive system and throughout the body.

4. Helps counteract the effects of aluminum, lead and mercury poisoning.

5. Strengthens and tightens muscles, organs and tissues.

6. Makes bones, joints, ligaments, lungs, and membranes strong and flexible, consequently less vulnerable to stress or stress injuries.

7. Nourishes and stimulates the brain and nervous system.

8. Promotes the absorption of fluids in the tissues.

9. Removes toxic accumulations in the fat, lymph, bone marrow, bladder, and alimentary canals.

10. Neutralizes acids, absorbs toxins in the bowel, and eliminates both.

More reported benefits of essiac tea:

11. Clears the respiratory channels by dissolving and expelling mucus.

12. Relieves the liver of its burden of detoxification by converting fatty toxins into water-soluble substances that can then be easily eliminated through the kidneys.

13. Assists the liver to produce lecithin, which forms part of the myelin sheath, a white fatty material that encloses nerve fibers.

14. Reduces, perhaps eliminates, heavy metal deposits in tissues (especially those surrounding the joints) to reduce inflammation and stiffness.

15. Improves the functions of the pancreas and spleen by increasing the effectiveness of insulin.

16. Purifies the blood.

17. Increases red cell production, and keeps the cells from rupturing.

18. Increases the body's ability to utilize oxygen by raising the oxygen level in the tissue cells.

19. Maintains the balance between potassium and sodium within the body so that the fluid inside and outside each cell is regulated: in this way, cells are nourished with nutrients and are also cleansed.

20. Converts calcium and potassium oxalates into a harmless form by making them solvent in the urine. Regulates the amount of oxalic acid delivered to the kidneys, reducing the risk of stone formation in the gall bladder, kidneys, and/or urinary tract.

And there are even more benefits of essiac tea, according to The Essiac Handbook:

21. Protects against toxins entering the brain.

22. Protects the body against radiation and X-rays.

23. Relieves pain, increases the appetite, and provides more energy along with a sense of well-being.

24. Speeds up wound healing by helping to regenerate the damaged area.

25. Increases the production of antibodies like lymphocytes and T-cells in the thymus gland, which is the defender of our immune system.

26. Inhibits (and possibly destroys) benign growths and tumors.

27. Protects the cells against free radicals.

28. Decreases sugar cravings due to better blood sugar control.

Sorry, but I don't know anything about rosemary tea.

What are the health benefits of essiac tea and rosemary tea?
I knew a lady who took essiac tea regularly every day for cancer. She died...and it tastes kinda nasty too...and expensive

Essiac is the name of a lady in canada (spelled backwards, so her name was Caisse) and she cured herself of an incurable ailment with this mixture of American Indian medical herbs that she got from a shaman I believe...I think there is slippery elm in it and it tastes kind of like slick...kind of licoricey..???. I tasted it once and that was enough for is a link to the website for it
Reply:It cleans the dirt from underneath my fingernails.
Reply:rosemary tea- stomach cramps
Reply:All weird teas are only beneficial to the promoters.

Essiac spelled backwards may be a woman's name (is it?), but I know that in French it means "Cash Register".
Reply:Longer life.
Reply:I have no idea what is essiac tea, is there another name for it?

for rosemary....

Rosemary Tea increases circulation and slightly raises the blood pressure warming the body from the inside out. Internally Rosemary Tea stimulates the liver and digestion, promotes blood circulation, tones up the blood vessels, invigorates, and increases your awareness. Use Rosemary Tea as a mouthwash for bad breath.