I was thinking today about Rosemary and how much I love it in my cooking!
Rosemary means “dew of the sea” and it is a perennial plant growing wild in the hills
in the Mediterranian countries, the shrubs grow very big and they are quite beautiful!
I mean Lamb will not be the same without Rosemary, what do you think?
It thrives in dry conditions, and not only does it have a wonderful taste and aroma, but also a wealth of beneficial health effects if regularly added to our diet!
But I had to find out what other uses are there for this mysterious herb!
My research left me speechless, to say the least! So many great benefits!
The most interesting health benefits of this amazing herb include its ability to boost memory, improve mood, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, protect the immune system, stimulate circulation, detoxify the body, protect the body from bacterial infections, prevent premature aging, and heal skin conditions.
We already know that rosemary oil has a variety of benefits, but did you know that the herb does, too? Carnosic acid, one of the main ingredients in rosemary, helps protect the brain from neurodegeneration. It does this by protecting the brain against chemical free radicals, which are linked to neurodegeneration, Alzheimer’s, strokes and normal aging in the brain
My mother in law a native of the Greek island of Crete used to make a tisane from many different herbs, and Rosemary was always included!
She is gone over 20 years now and I still have her little pouch of her delicious tisane! No one is allowed to touch it, its very sacred to me, I want to remember her as long as I live!
Tea can be made very easily with a few sprigs of rosemary herb, hot water, and a dash of natural sweeteners, such as honey or sugar. Unlike many herbal teas that require only the leaves to be steeped for a tea blend, rosemary tea is made by steeping both the leaves and the stems of rosemary. This tea can be made with either fresh or dried leaf, and can even be made through powdered leaves, although this is less common.
The more I learn about all the herbs the more I love them, appreciate them and respect them!
Litsa with Love!