Scientific Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
A staple in most kitchens, Rosemary has a distinct taste and aroma that makes our mouths water just thinking about it. Used for centuries as a multi-purpose herbal remedy, this flavorful spice offers a variety of nutrients that range from Vitamins C and B Complex, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Zinc, Copper and Selenium and so much more. There’s no question about it—this is one powerful little leaf.
Thought to improve memory; relieve muscle pain; stimulate hair growth; and support the circulatory and nervous systems, Rosemary has the power to boost both taste and healthfulness any time of day. So, whether you sprinkle it atop chicken or eggs, or grind it into your favorite spice mix, its sweet, earthy taste will leave you saying, “Wow,” for more reasons than you’d think.
With its distinct and naturally calming aroma, Rosemary Leaf helps reduce certain feelings of stress and anxiety. By helping to clear the mind and improve overall mood, it promotes more restful sleep, higher levels of concentration, and has a positive effect on the brain’s ability to properly retain information over the short- and long-term.
Rich in active anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds, Rosemary Leaf helps ward off free radicals, pathogens, and many other viral and airborne diseases that may compromise the immune system. Offering a number of beneficial acids, including rosmarinic acid, carnosol, and betulic acid, it helps shield the body and promote proper conditions for optimal healing and cell regeneration.
With its combination of anti-inflammatory and stimulant-like properties, Rosemary Leaf is a natural ally of the gastrointestinal system. It not only aids with conditions such as constipation, upset stomach, and diarrhea, it also promotes regular bowel movements for the proper removal of harmful wastes and toxins from the body.
One of the kitchen’s most common herbs, Rosemary Leaf is beneficial in a number of other ways as well. It acts to stimulate blood flow throughout the body, while increasing production of red blood cells. It holds analgesic properties that help to alleviate pain and discomfort from headaches and other conditions. It aids in improving overall skin tone and appearance. And It can stimulate cognitive activity, particularly in those suffering from certain acute cognitive disorders.
The recommended dosage for Rosemary Leaf varies greatly, depending on the desired result and application method. While easy to fit into most diets, the leaves can also be brewed into a tea or infused into tinctures and oils. They can even be used in balms, creams, and rubs for external applications as well. We suggest rubbing this savory herb into a bowl of coarse salt to create a stunning blend that’s sure to impress.
Taking its name from the Latin word, ros maris, which means “dew of the sea”, Rosemary holds a long history of praise throughout multiple centuries and civilizations. It became so notable, in fact, that Shakespeare himself paid tribute to it in his masterpiece, Hamlet. From the Romans, who believed it could improve memory to the Spanish, who employed it as an aid in meat preservation, it certainly holds a unique position amongst the herb kingdom. It’s even associated with many of the myths and folklore that surround fairies and other sprites. Today, while most present in the kitchen, it is still widely regarded as a powerful natural remedy—being used to aid in everything from joint pain to dry scalp.
If stored correctly, our Rosemary has a shelf life of up to 2 years. To maintain its freshness, it is recommended to always reseal the bag after opening it and removing as much air from the bag as possible. Store in room temperature, away from any heat source or sunlight.