Taste: There is no flavor quite like rosemary. This woodsy aromatic herb has notes of evergreen, citrus, lavender, pine, sage, pepper, mint, and sage.
Benefits: Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, it helps boost immune system and improve blood circulation. Rosemary is considered a cognitive stimulant and can help improve memory performance and quality. It is also known to boost alertness, intelligence, and focus. The aroma of rosemary has been linked to improving mood, clearing the mind, and relieving stress in those with chronic anxiety or stress hormone imbalances. The oil of rosemary has been known to promote hair growth prevent baldness, slow graying, and treat dandruff and dry scalp.Rosemary is often used for digestion problems, including heartburn, intestinal gas, liver and gallbladder complaints, and loss of appetite.Rosemary is specifically powerful against bacterial infections. It is linked to preventing staph infections.The nutrients in rosemary help protect skin cells from damage often caused by the sun and free radicals.
Culinary Use: This sturdy ingredient holds up extremely well to heat and prolonged cooking times, and can be added at the beginning of cooking to braises and stews. In fact, the longer rosemary is cooked in liquid, the stronger the flavor becomes.