Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary is known since ancient times in Rome and Greece. According to the myth, it is the gift to humanity from goddess Venus. It is also said that it is one of the two herbs that the protoplasts, Adam and Eve, took when they were banished from heaven. In daily routine, rosemary was both used in cooking and for healing purposes.

Nowadays, thousands of years later, it is scientifically proven that this herb has various healing and medical abilities. It can be used in any form, which depends on the disease.

In the Mediterranean cuisine, rosemary’s flavor is really common as it is added in a great variety of dishes. It can be added to grilled meat, lamp, fish, potatoes (in any form), soups, and omelets. Rosemary is also used in bread adding a special flavor.

Health Benefits of Rosemary

Learn AboutRosemaryBenefits Health Benefits Rosemary leaves contain certain phyto-chemical (plant derived) compounds that are known to have disease-preventing and health-promoting properties. The herb parts, especially flower tops contain phenolic antioxidant rosmarinic acid as well as numerous health benefiting volatile essential oils such as cineol, camphene, borneol, bornyl acetate, α-pinene, etc. These compounds are known to [...]

Mythology – Rosemary

Learn AboutRosemaryMythology According to legend, it was draped around the Greek goddess Aphrodite when she rose from the sea, born of Uranus's semen. The Virgin Mary is said to have spread her blue cloak over a white-blossomed rosemary bush when she was resting, and the flowers turned blue. The shrub then became known as the [...]

Side Effects of Rosemary

Learn AboutRosemarySide Effects Rosemary is likely safe when consumed in amounts found in foods. Rosemary is possibly safe for most people when used as a medicine when taken by mouth, applied to the skin or inhaled as aromatherapy. However, the undiluted oil is likely unsafe to take by mouth. Taking large amounts of rosemary can cause vomiting, uterine bleeding, kidney [...]

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