Rosemary has been around since who knows when, and it’s become a staple herb in every home and restaurant. Indeed, the flavors and aroma it adds to every dish have made it quite the popular herb. But apart from its culinary uses, rosemary also works well as a home remedy, health alternative, and aromatherapy solution. It’s quite the all-around herb, actually.
A lot of people love rosemary for all of its benefits. Here are some of the reasons why this is an all-time favorite herb.
- Rosemary is very easy to grow. As an evergreen plant, rosemary can withstand the driest of climates as well as the coldest weather. It doesn’t need a lot of tending or watering. It can live almost on any kind of environment, but it is endemic to the eastern regions and the Mediterranean. It is often used for landscaping, planted on pots in gardens and backyards.
- The leaves of the rosemary plant are widely used for cooking. It has a bitter taste but a very nice aroma which can be used to improve dishes. The leaves can be cooked either fresh or dried. It has several nutritional components including iron, calcium, vitamin B’s, and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Rosemary in rich in antioxidants. This herb contains a number of strong antioxidants including carnosic acid and rosmarinic acid.
- Rosemary is considered an herb for the royalties. It was first used by the Queen of Poland as a garnish in wines and spirits. It is primarily used for medicinal purposes during that time, often for treating gout and paralysis.
- Since the olden days, rosemary has already been used for memory enhancement. Until today, it is used as a memory enhancer through aromatherapy. It can be used as an incense, essential oil, or as a garnish in dishes and it is said to help improve concentration and memory.
Apart from all of these, rosemary oil used in aromatherapy helps relieve stress and discomfort. It also helps improve the mood and serves as an antiseptic.
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