ROSEMARY ( Eng), RUŽMARIN ( Cr), ALECRIM ( Port) ROZMARĪNS (Lat), ROZMARYN (Pol ), ROMERO ( Sp), ROMANÍ (Catalan)
Rosemary is a herb used in cooking. It comes from an evergreen plant with small narrow leaves.
The litany of vitamins and minerals in rosemary is a long one, with corresponding uses in the body for each. Unique compounds and oils include rosmarinic acid and essential oils such as cineol, camphene, borneol, bornyl acetate, and α-pinene, providing anti-inflammation, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties. And research provides ample evidence that rosemary not only improves memory, but helps fight cancer.Ironic, isn’t it, that the taste and aroma of rosemary, often used for improving memory, is unforgettable? This ancient herb from the Mediterranean, whether fresh or dried, is one of the most popular for kitchen use, and can be added to soups, sandwiches, cheese, dips, and even for making infused oil. But with the wide array of nutritional benefits rosemary provides, what this herb does for human health is truly remarkable.
Isn’t it great that all we have to do to improve our health is to eat “close to the earth” – or in this case, the herb garden?