Rosemary is an herb that you should definitely have in your garden. It is not just a simple herb for gastronomic creations but it has many more benefits that may surprise you.
Its flavor is intense, spicy and relatively bitter.
Rosemary is a shrub with very small and thin leaves, which are densely packed on the branches and never lose their green color all year long. Its flowers are blue-purple, and sometimes white.
It grows in any soil, even if it is rocky. You can grow a new rosemary bush, simply by planting sprigs from a larger plant!Put the sprigs 5 to 6 days in the water before you plant them. It is a very durable and decorative shrub with very few growing requirements. It can be easily adapted in your garden or on your balcony in a pot, as long as there is sufficient sunlight.
Rosemary does not like moisture in the soil. The root may rot from over-watering and the plant can be attacked by fungi and die.
…Rosemary for Remembrance…
as Shakespear says
According to British researchers, even the smell of rosemary can enhance our mental capacity.
There are many ways to smell rosemary. Here, check out some ideas:
- If you’re at home, into boiling water, add 10 drops of rosemary essential oil, 6 drops of lemon essential oil and 1 drop of sage essential oil and breathe the scented steam.
- You can use the same blend of essential oils at home or in your office if you have an essential oil warmer or a diffuser. You can find electric diffusers in the store or online. There are many types of diffusers, even for your car!
- Sprinkle a few drops of rosemary essential oil on a cloth handkerchief and smell it whenever you want, wherever you are!
- If you live in a sunny place, you can always plant rosemary outside your window and smell it every morning!