Rosemary infused into vegetable glycerin provides a concentration of herbal constituents in a portable and convenient form.
Rosemary is commonly used to strengthen memory. It’s believed to do this by increasing blood flow in the small capillaries in the brain. It’s also been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, and improve sleep. 1 The herb also has a variety of other beneficial properties. It can be used to ease upset stomach, fight infection, or ease pain.2
Vegetable glycerine is a clear, syrup liquid that has a sweet taste and no odor. It is used to make alcohol-free extracts as an alternative to tinctures that are commonly made with an alcohol base. While glycerine is not as strong a solvent as alcohol, it still has the ability to extract some types of constituents from herbs. Glycerites are great for people who are sensitive to alcohol or wish not to consume it but can be used by anyone.3
Glycerine is sweet but does not adversely affect people with diabetes, especially in the amounts taken for the average glycerite.4
|↑1||Pouya Nematolahi, Mitra Mehrabani, Somayyeh Karami-Mohajeri, Fatemeh Dabaghzadeh. Effects of Rosmarinus officinalis L. on memory performance, anxiety, depression, and sleep quality in university students: A randomized clinical trial. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice|
|↑2||Dana Aronson. Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinale). HerbRally|
|↑3||What is Vegetable Glycerine and How is it Used? Mountain Rose Herbs.|
|↑4||Dorte Nellemann Thornit, Birgit Sander, Morten la Cour, Henrik Lund-Andersen. (2009) The effects of peroral glycerol on plasma osmolarity in diabetic patients and healthy individuals. PubMed.|