Rosemary is a member of the honeydew family called "Rosmarinus Officinalis", which means sea moisture in Latin. As the name suggests, it grows especially in areas with a coast to the sea. It is a perennial herb with pale blue flowers that do not shed their leaves in winter.
The homeland of rosemary is Mediterranean countries. The homeland of rosemary, which can grow abundantly in natural conditions on the coasts of all Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Aegean Sea, is known as Tarsus, Alexandria, and Adana.
Rosemary is more than just a family of herbs. It adds a different flavor to the dishes with its different aroma and smell. It enriches almost any meat dish with its aroma. It also freely exhibits its taste in all kinds of soups, omelets, and potato dishes. It is possible to prepare rich sauces with rosemary and add great flavor to salads. It is much more than an ordinary spice when used in food.
Although we have heard its name frequently in recent years, the use of rosemary dates back to ancient times. People in ancient times used Rosemary as incense. Those who believe that the sour smell of incense keeps evil spirits away, always keep rosemary in their homes. According to a rumor, Hz. As an infant, Jesus was preserved under a rosemary bush. During the Romans, rosemary was indispensable for burial ceremonies. It has become a ritual to decorate the coffins with rosemary branches.
From the rosemary plant; Essences such as rosemary tea, rosemary oil, rosemary spirit, and cologne are also produced.
The dried leaves can be boiled and consumed as rosemary tea. Rosemary tea can be consumed at any time of the day. Due to the antiseptic properties of this versatile plant, which contains rich compounds, it is also widely used in home hygiene. The water obtained by boiling rosemary can be used for cleaning bathrooms and kitchens.