Around the Mediterranean, rosemary has been used for millennia, though it was first valued for its flavor. In antique culture, the plant was considered “sacred and of the gods”. In medicine, on the other hand, rosemary has only been used for a few hundred years: Internally as a tea to stimulate circulation and to combat digestive disorders or externally applied in baths to promote blood flow and stimulate circulation. It is also used to relieve rheumatism and gout-related complaints. Rosemary is also a key ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine and its fragrance makes it essential for the perfume industry or use in aromatherapy. By the way, its name comes from Latin: “rosmarinus”, which literally means: “Dew of the Sea”.
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