Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, is a bush with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers.
The name “rosemary” derives from the Latin words “ros”, meaning “dew” and “marinus,” meaning “sea” – “dew of the sea”.
Rosemary has been in culinary use since at least 500 B.C.
Rosemary is a fragrant evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean.
It is used as a culinary condiment, to make bodily perfumes, and for its potential health benefits.
Rosemary is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, along with many other herbs, such as oregano, thyme, basil, and lavender.
The herb not only tastes good in culinary dishes, such as rosemary chicken and lamb, but it is also a good source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B-6.