Rosemary Essential Oil Science
Rosemary Essential Oil is an amazingly healing oil.
If I had to go to a dessert island carrying only three essential oils, Rosemary Essential Oil would be one of them. Frankincense Essential Oil and Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil would be the other two.
This article focuses on the science relating to the healing power of Rosemary Essential Oil with regards the DNA damage caused by EMF or electromagnetic fields / frequencies from wireless technologies, including iPads, tablets, mobile phones, routers, radio phones, smart meters and baby monitors etc…
Rosemary Essential Oil is a key ingredients in Hormone & EMF Detox, which not only rids the body of Xenoestrogens, but is also immensely protective of DNA & nerve health, making it ideal for protecting us against wireless technologies, aka electromagnetic fields, such as 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G.
Rosemary Essential Oil Scientific Proof
In this article I list all of the scientific proof associated with the healing benefits of Rosemary Essential Oil.
There is a growing body of evidence proving essential oils are immensely healing. This is, however, hard won, and a slower process than would be considered ideal. The simple fact is there isn’t the kind of money flushing around in complementary health circles to fund this kind of research, whereas, there is a ridiculous amount of cash for Big Pharma funded Western medical research.
Essential Oils Cannot Be Patented
Because individual plant types cannot be owned by anyone, they cannot be patented. Pharmaceutical companies only invest in research and development of drugs if they have financial exclusivity over the formula.
As no-one can have financial exclusivity when it comes to Rosemary Essential Oil, funding lines for the research into it’s many and varied healing benefits is scant.
However, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest Rosemary Essential Oil is an amazing healer as well as being exceptionally protective of human health at our deepest core.
What The Science Means
Telomeres are implicated in the ageing process. They get shorter over time, and are an indication of where we are at in our lifecycle. When telomeres shorten to a certain length we die. Thus, anything we can do to slow down the telomere shortening cycle will likely keep us looking younger as well as prolonging our lives.
Cell death, aka apoptosis, can be overcome in our blood and skin cells through the actions of a protein called Telomerase or RNA complex. Telomerase allows the chromosome ends in our DNA to be replicated without loss of genetic material.
Stem cells, such as those responsible for replacing skin cells and blood cells, necessarily express telomerase and are not bound by this replicative limit. Telomerase activation is also a hallmark of cancer, as tumor cells exhibit limitless replicative potential. This enzyme, however, does not act alone; several proteins either interact with telomerase, or regulate its action in one way or another. One such protein, TERF-1 (also reported as TRF-1), is a DNA-binding protein with specificity to telomeric DNA, which acts to inhibit telomere lengthening by acting in cis (blocking binding sites for telomerase). As telomeres lengthen due to the actions of telomerase, more binding sites for TERF-1 are generated, until a threshold is reached; at which point telomerase can no longer act. As telomeres eventually shorten, this threshold is no longer met, and telomerase is once more able to bind and extend chromosome ends, creating equilibrium. In this way, telomere length is maintained.
Apoptosis, aka planned cell death, protects us from developing deadly diseases like cancer. It is, in very simplistic terms, the out-of-control proliferation of mutant cells which form cancer tumours and lesions etc.
Cells die and are replaced when they are worn out.
Rosemary Essential Oil Protects Telomere Length & Neutralises The Effects Of EMF
Telomere length is in direct correlation to chronic environmental oxidative stress caused by free radicals due to long-term exposure to environmental factors like EMFs.
NOTE :: There are many other environmental toxins which cause oxidative stress.
Certain essential oils, including Basil and Rosemary, appear to have telomere-protective effects, mediated through a reduction of the TERF-1 telomere-suppressive protein…
It is of interest to note that some essential oils cause apparent increases in telomere length over those seen in untreated cells, when administered alone. In many cases, and especially following treatment with Basil, Clove or Rosemary oils, the telomere-shortening effects of hydrogen peroxide are mitigated by EO treatment, leading to telomeres 60-80% of the size of those in untreated control cells. These data prompted us to verify the telomere protecting effects of these oils in additional assays.
It’s believed the shortening of our telomeres ages us and ultimately leads to our demise.
The telomere theory of aging posits that, as somatic cells continue to divide over the life of an organism, their telomeres, the protective sequences at the end of each chromosome, gradually shorten. Briefly, this is due to the inability of the DNA replication machinery to fully replicate the ends of linear chromosomal DNA, such that a small amount of sequence is lost with each round of replication (that is, each time a cell divides). After a specified number of cell divisions (known as the “Hayflick limit”), sufficient chromosome material is lost that a cell’s replicative potential is exceeded and it senesces.
Here’s where the anti-inflammatory action of Frankincense Essential Oil and the oxidative stress defending abilities of Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil come into play, although Rosemary Essential Oil is anti-inflammatory also…
Prolonged oxidative stress, whether through inflammation or exposure to reactive oxygen species (ROS)-generating chemicals, is also believed to play a role. While oxidative stress has many biological effects, it is known to cause direct damage to DNA, through the formation of several types of base lesions (modifications of the building blocks of DNA). If these damaged bases are not, or cannot be, repaired, this damage is made permanent and can lead to mutations, DNA breakage or cell death. If these lesions occur in the telomeric regions of DNA, telomere shortening can result,
Source :: Omicsonline.org
The British Journal of Radiology published a study, in 2009, which proved the Carnosol in Rosemary provides significant protection from ‘mutagenic activity’. This means Rosemary Essential Oil, which maintains it’s Carnosolic Acids after the distillation process, prompts our bodily defence mechanisms to neutralise the damage caused by radiation.
It is this constituent, in synergy with the other chemicals in Rosemary Essential Oil, that makes it a fantastic scavenger of free radicals. As EMF and ‘blue screen’, from our digital devices, are known to cause oxidative stress, Rosemary Essential Oil really is invaluable.
Rosemary Essential Oil Protects Against Leukaemia
Leukaemia is associated with excessive radiation, such as from electromagnetic frequencies from wireless equipment, such as routers, smart meters, mobile phones, cordless radio phones and baby monitors, and from the detonation of atomic bombs, such as Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Chernobyl and particularly Fukushima continue to contribute to our radioactive burden.
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Strong evidence has been recorded of a possible connection between forms of leukemia and exposure to ionizing radiation. This evidence is based upon studies conducted at
Los Alamos National Laboratory, studies of nuclear workers at other sites, and others exposed to ionizing radiation. These findings are consistent with the National Research Council’s
determination that radiation can cause acute leukemia and chronic myeloid leukemia.
Leukaemia is heavily associated with EMF.
In 2014 a Japanese study published in the journal Human Cell found the constituent Carnosol, in Rosemary Essential Oil, induced apoptosis, aka planned cell death, in adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma cells.
Apoptosis, as mentioned above, is a feature missing in cancer cells.
Rosemary Essential Oil Protects Against Other Cancers
The anti-cancer properties of Rosemary Essential Oil are extensive.
Italian research published in Journal PLoS One, 2015 found Rosemary Essential Oil had an anti-proliferative effect on human melanoma cells, which is the form of malignant skin cancer, Researchers said Rosemary “drastically” reduced melanoma cell growth and metabolic activity.
A 2014 Slovakian study published in Interdisciplinary Toxicology found Rosemary Essential Oil has anticancer activity in Liver cancer, which is the fifth most common cancer.
Rosemary Essential Oil is also proven to help with Colon Cancer, Breast Cancer & Lung Cancer.
The information provided is not intended to replace the medical directives of your healthcare provider. This information is not meant for the diagnosis of health issues. If you are pregnant, have serious or multiple health concerns, consult with your healthcare provider before using essential oils or associated products. If you experience any complications or adverse reactions contact your healthcare provider.
Deepen your knowledge by using the Wild As The Wind Recommended Resources
Another resource you may find useful can be found by following the link below. *Please note, I use sources from the Recommended Resources list as well as sources from the Healthcare and Skincare Information Sources list when researching articles for the Wild As The Wind Blog.
Wild As The Wind use a number of resources when deciding which essential oil formulas to put together for optimal healing and efficacy, as well as to support any health claims we may make.
We owe a particular debt to GreenMedInfo, and, of course, the teachings of Penny Price and Patricia Davis.
Other resources include:
- Robert Tisserand
- Dr. Robert Pappas
- Dr. Josh Axe