Rosemary is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. It is no more than 2 meters high. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae. Its sprouts have a pleasant fragrance, similar to that of the tea, but their taste is slightly bitter and hot. Young rosemary sprouts and leaves are used in cooking. They give a distinctive taste to roast meat. In confectionery, rosemary is mainly used in conserves. A liquid is extracted from the leaves of rosemary, which is used for medicinal purposes. It can treat rheumatism, mouth ulcers and coughing. An essential oil is extracted from the sprouts, which is used in perfume making, soap making, as well as in the making of insecticides.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: GREECE
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