The cultivation of rosemary is not difficult,
Rosemary prefers a dry, sandy and above all well drained soil, preferably alkaline.
This aromatic takes advantage of a shelter against the cold, for example thrives more lush if leaning against a wall.
It does not fear the wind even if it is salty and wants direct sun for several hours a day.
The intense light and the heat not only make it more luxuriant but all its parts leaves, flowers and twigs are more fragrant.
Rosemary, like most aromatics, loves dry and wants watering only when the soil is dry to avoid rotting at the roots.
Rosemary is an excellent tonic that exerts a toning and strengthening action throughout the body.
It contains high levels of iron and consumed regularly helps prevent anemia.
Due to its great antioxidant properties, it purifies the body from free radicals and is an effective prevention against many types of cancer.
Its numerous antioxidant substances make it a powerful anti-inflammatory.
If you do massage with rosemary oil this substance helps to soften the rigid and inflamed muscles and reduces pain.
Since ancient times it is known that rosemary helps keep the epidermis young and soft.
Rosemary is an excellent aid for hair, not just for greasy hair. In fact extracts of this aromatic herb are used for treatment against premature baldness due to its activity that stimulates the hair follicles.
Oral hygiene improves using rosemary for its antiseptic and deodorant qualities. Many toothpastes and mouthwashes, even at an industrial level, use this aromatic for these qualities and because it strengthens the gums.
Once this plant was called “herb of memory”. Some studies have found that the substances contained in this aromatic herb stimulate the flow of blood to the brain, improving memory and mind acumen.
Its content of vitamin C and its numerous antioxidants make it an aromatic herb able to fight bacteria and viruses.
Rosemary is a friend of the liver and helps to detoxify it.
Its perfume and its taste stimulate the appetite in the elderly people.
It regulate intestinal functions and soothe the pains of the intestine.
Rosemary also acts on the urinary tract, fading and promoting diuresis.
Complementary: oregano, thyme, garlic.
Properties: digestive, anti-spasmodic, diuretic, balsamic, anti-septic.
Recipes: tomato sauce, spices fried potatoes (just put a sprig washed and dried the frying oil), chicken and barbecue (by the way, the twigs burned away insects).
Pairings: tomatoes, roasts and white meats, potatoes, mushrooms and cauliflowers.
A bath against tiredness: in a litre of warm water pour 80 g of Rosemary leaves and boil for 1 minute. Filter and pour into the tank.