May 10, 2009

Rosemary oil is known for its numerous therapeutic properties and health benefits, as well as for its pleasant fresh herbal aroma. The oil is extracted from the leaves of Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis), a herb from the mint family Lamiaceae. It is a close relative of sage, lavender, Lemon Balm, peppermint and basil. Dry and fresh leaves of Rosemary are used as a culinary spice, especially in the Mediterranean cuisine, and they perfectly complement a great variety of foods (including various types of meat and vegetables). Rosemary plant has very beautiful light blue flowers which can be observed in their full bloom every spring. Probably, this beautiful blue color of the flowers gave an idea to Ancient Romans to name the plant “Sea Dew” (the Latin Rosemarinus). The plant originates from Asia, but in our times it is cultivated in Yugoslavia, France and Tunisia. Read the rest of this entry »