What is Rosemary?
- Rosemary is an aromatic evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean.
- Rosemary has leaves shaped like needles and pink, white, blue, or purple flowers.
- Rosemary is a perennial plant.
- Member of the mint family.
- It is used as a seasoning, to make bodily perfumes, and for its potential health benefits.
What is Rosemary Good For?
In your Garden:
- Rosemary is particularly powerful for pest prevention because of its aroma, which distracts pests from finding the plants that they want.
- Hummingbirds and Bees are attracted to rosemary when in bloom.
- Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean climate, which is why we find it so often in Italian food, but as gardeners, this tells us that it is able to sustain itself in a climate without an abundance of rain. It grows very well in Southern California, but for those of us not in this climate or one’s like it, it can make a low-maintenance pot plant or easily cared for garden addition.
In your Kitchen:
In your Body:
- Source of iron, calcium, B6.
- Has been used for centuries as a remedy for indigestion.
- Rich in Antioxidants and Anti-Inflammatory Compounds
- Help boost immune system
- Improve Blood Circulation
- Neutralizing Harmful Free Radicals
- Kicks Cancers Ass
- Rosemary is high in carnosic acid which has been shown to promote eye health
- Rosemary can improve a person’s concentration, performance, speed, and accuracy and, to a lesser extent, their mood.
- Potentially could prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.
- Rosemary can be dangerous if you have too much. Too much can cause vomittting, spasms, coma, and pulmonary edema. It is also not advisable for pregnant women to use rosemary products beause it can cause a miscarriage.
Rosemary can affect the activity of some medications, including:
- Anticoagulant drugs
- ACE inhibitors
How to Grow Rosemary:
How to Harvest Rosemary: