The scent of rosemary has been associated with a good memory for centuries, students in ancient Greece wore rosemary wreaths to exams.
Translated from Latin his name means “healing sea dew”.
Rosemary raises the energy of the whole organism. It stimulates circulation, improves digestion and the immune system. It energizes the whole organism, and at the same time relaxes and relieves stress.
Rosemary can be used fresh or dried. We make rosemary tea with young tops, leaves and flowers. Tea is good for headaches, stomach cramps, colds and the nervous system. It also has a beneficial effect on muscle relaxation.
Protects against bacteria in food, especially in the summer months, thanks to its antimicrobial action, and suppresses the spread of pathogenic microorganisms. They also call it a natural substitute for aspirin, because it calms the nervous system and strengthens digestion.
It is rich in vitamins and minerals. Approximately 100 grams of rosemary contains 14.4 g of dietary fiber. It is rich in manganese, calcium, iron, copper and magnesium, and from vitamins C, A, and folic and panthenoic acid.
Rosemary leaves and essential oils can be used for respiratory problems. It is also used for easier diagnoses of liver disease and bile secretion problems.
Rosemary is one of the hard spices, and its hard leaves are removed from the twig and used in dishes that take longer to cook. It is usually used with roasted meat, and goes well with baked potatoes. it is an indispensable part of focaccia, a fine Italian cake with olive oil, and it is also used in sauces with red meat.
When the leaves are removed, rosemary stalks can be burned on a fire or barbecue for a pleasant smell (and as incense sticks!), and can also be used as barbecue sticks.
The leaf bath stimulates circulation and relieves pain. For whiter and softer skin, it is good to wash occasionally with rosemary tea. Also, rosemary helps the hair root to strengthen, facilitate growth and strengthen the hair. It is good to wash your feet in the same tea, especially if we added a few drops of rosemary essential oil to make it sweat less.
It is used in the production of perfumes and as an additive to various fragrant waters (10 grams of orange oil, 10 grams of citric acid and two grams of rosemary oil dissolved in 100 milliliters of 90 percent alcohol!). In folk medicine it is used in diseases of the liver, kidneys, heart and rheumatism.