Rosemary

Rosemary

A woody, perennial herb native to the Mediterranean region, Rosemary has many culinary and medicinal uses.

Rosemary: Latin name: (Genus) Rosmarinus; (Species) R. officinalis.

Primarily, of course, Rosemary is best-known as a seasoning for a variety of dishes, but this wonderfully aromatic herb is more and more coming to the fore in respect of its medicinal qualities.

Indeed, traditionally Rosemary has been used to treat a range of conditions, most commonly in the relief of depression, indigestion and headaches, as well as other aches and pains.

Rosemary is also thought to help improve the memory, and indeed is used a symbol of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand in the commemoration of ANZAC Day.

More recent research has shown Rosemary to be effective in other ways as well, including its ability to help repair age-related skin damage and also to help fight off certain cancers, in particular bowel, breast, liver and stomach cancer, as well as melanoma and leukemia (researchgate.net).

Rosemary is also recognised as a mild diuretic and is useful in supporting healthy functions of the liver.

To make a tea: Use 1-2 teaspoons of Earthfare Organic Rosemary to a cup of boiling water and allow to brew for 10-15 minutes before drinking.

For further information on the properties and use of Rosemary we suggest you consult a qualified herbal or medical practitioner.