Rosemary is a very fragrant and easy to grow herb that originates from the Mediterranean. Not only is rosemary used as a culinary condiment, but it is used in skincare products and is jam-packed with tons of amazing health benefits.
Rosemary is actually a member of the mint family – the same as basil, thyme, oregano, and lavender. It tastes amazing in many culinary dishes such as chicken and lamb, but is is loaded with calcium, iron, and vitamin B6 – all of which have their very own sets of incredible health benefits.
Rosemary has been around since ancient times and has been hailed for its excellent healing properties and medicinal properties. Traditionally, rosemary was used to boost the immune system, provide cognitive health, promote hair growth, boost the immune system, and so much more. Today, though most commonly used in recipes, rosemary still harbors the same amazing health benefits and it simply tastes amazing.
Rosemary is a perennial plant (it lives for more than two years), the leaves are what’s commonly used for cooking, and has been studied widely for many health benefits. One of the many health benefits of rosemary is that it is extremely high in antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory compounds. These antioxidants both help improve blood circulation and boost the immune system. Antioxidants help reduce the amount of free radicals within the body that cause diseases and illnesses.
The most popular way to use rosemary is by adding the aromatic leaves or fresh sprigs to meaty dishes or even soups and stews. It adds a refreshing and slightly piney flavor to your dish. You can even infuse rosemary into butter and make a delicious rosemary butter spread.
Rosemary dates back to ancient times, and in Greek mythology, it was said to be draped around the Greek goddess Aphrodite when she rose from the sea! Used for cooking and medicinal properties, rosemary has been around for a very long time and it won’t be going anywhere anytime soon! As an added bonus, rosemary is super easy to grow and harvest in your garden or in the comfort of your own home.