The health benefits of rosemary are remarkable. With antibacterial and antioxidant qualities, rosemary is used to boost memory as well as mental clarity, but also offers so much more. If you’re interested in herbal health, Rosemary is a wonderful plant to grow and utilize.
What Is Rosemary?
Native to the Mediterranean region, Rosemary is a perennial, woody evergreen herb. With a slightly bitter, astringent taste, it is a wonderful herb to use to flavor soups, stews, and many other dishes. Rosemary is a rugged herb and as such, can cope with hot conditions, salty air, and droughts. Rosemary prefers a rocky, alkaline soil if you are thinking about growing it.
Picked fresh from the garden or available in dried powder form, it is a very easy herb to use. It was once considered a sacred plant by the Egyptians, Greeks, and the Romans. When using the fresh herb, know that there is an abundance of vitamins including vitamins A, C, B6, thiamine, folate, as well as magnesium, copper, calcium, iron, and manganese. It contains numerous antioxidants important for fighting free radicals.