As another warming evergreen, Rosemary is a wonderful Winter ally and complements Thyme extremely well. Both of these herbs bring great benefits to our health, as well as attracting wildlife to our garden during Spring and Summer months.
The name Rosemary is derived from the Latin – Ros marinus meaning ‘dew of the sea‘ as it tends to grow in close proximity to the sea in its native area of the Mediterranean.
Rosemary is a circulatory stimulant that increases blood flow to the brain. It has long been recognised for its positive impact on memory and cognition. Various research has demonstrated that smelling Rosemary improves memory and performance in mental arithmetic.
The stimulating qualities also benefit the hair and scalp, increasing hair growth and shine and its wealth of antioxidants support skin, heart and joint health.
As a nervine, Rosemary can help ease tension in the stomach and…
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My most favorite herb not just for cooking but for all of it. I love the look, the feel, and especially the smell. I love that if I am in a blah or sad mood all I have to do is run my hand over the branches and smell – instantly transports me to childhood Christmas which was always a wonderful time for me. Thank you for the share and the memory!
Yes the smell is magical!
I didn’t realize Rosemary was so complex! It’s one of my favorite herbs