Here’s to the new herb that we absolutely love, Rosemary.
Recently we launched the blend Survival Kit, perfect timing. With the crazy flu season in general, and with being stuck mostly home during the last two years, we wanted something to support the immunity better.
Let’s talk Rosemary, the herb of simple design, but strong effects.
This herb is very common in our region. I think that every home has it, at least if you have a garden. For us who live in the buildings, we rarely cultivate something like that. But when I was younger, living several years in a house, we grew it in our backyard. I was not really a fan of it at all! I didn’t like the smell, and since it was so common, it wasn’t interesting to me as well. I just like rare stuff. But as years go by, I learned how powerful this herb is. So please don’t be like me and dismiss it just like that.
Many refer to rosemary as thyme, but although they come from the same family, these are not the same herbs. Yes, both were burned as rituals, in ancient times, to repel evil spirits, but still, what they do to our body is different.
Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean. Its name means dew of the sea, in Latin. It was later that it spread through Europe and USA, and today you can easily find it almost anywhere. It’s primarily used in cooking. I like it with roasted fish and olive oil… Yummy… Give it a try if you haven’t yet. The smell is strong, so not everybody gets used to it easily, but still, use it a little bit at first and see how it goes 🙂 It’s also considered a strong herb because it survives with a small amount of water for a very long time. Really easy to grow.
Since I like to research brain stuff, rosemary caught my eye when I found that it can enhance memory. What researchers have discovered is that some chemicals in this herb prevent the degradation of acetylcholine, an important brain chemical for normal neurotransmission. Which is why rosemary can be useful in preventing, for example, Alzheimer’s disease. This is just one of many powerful things that one herb can do.
You must have run to at least one article so far about treating skin disorders with rosemary, the most common one is dandruff. You will see it as part of the ingredients list of many (especially anti-dandruff) shampoos. Or hand-made soaps… I used to add dry rosemary very often to the soaps I made. The smell doesn’t stay that strong, but the skin is so soft after. Face creams are less popular (have no idea why!) but they can still be found.
But what have we done here… We created a blend that supports the immune system all year round. Besides rosemary, we add even more equally strong herbs, and all together they fight the viruses and bacteria we tend to catch from the outside. We named it Survival Kit for reason! 😀 You know we like to play with names, but still, it makes sense. This blend is the one we should all have on our tea shelves and certainly drink often. One cup every few days should be enough if you drink tea regularly, meaning that in the meantime you’ll have other herbs to support you. If you still catch the flu, then drink this one daily. It’s a herbal blend, so you’re allowed to drink it anytime and as much as you like.
Here’s the link to take a closer look;
And how can I end the post and not tell you some fun stuff about Rosemary?! 😀
There’s an old saying that I found about it;
‘Where rosemary flourished, the woman ruled’, haha, not gonna believe in that one, but will leave it here, just for fun 🙂
In the still popular wreaths, spell bottles, or small bouquets that are made intentionally, you will often find rosemary because it’s believed that it encourages happiness in the home and heart. It doesn’t hurt. Buy a small batch and set it on your coffee table, let’s test this belief. It can either really work or bring the placebo effect, either way, it doesn’t hurt, right?! 🙂
Wishing you a wonderful Monday and the rest of the week, of course!
Let me know do you like rosemary? Have you tried rosemary tea or any other product with it so far? …or do you stick to culinary only?