Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a semi-evergreen shrub, are often cut and cultured, as if it were a perennial. The grown primarily for its aromatic leaves used in numerous Mediterranean inspired dishes.
Rosemary is a very common plant in the Alps and has grown since the Middle Ages. Today, rosemary over the world. Stories tell that the plant got its name from the Virgin Mary, who laid his cloak on a rosemary bush with a white flower on top. The flower was over night blue and the plant became known under the name of "Mary rose".
For many years, indeed for thousands of years, this plant has been used as a herb and preservative in various products. It has for instance used in cosmetics, hair products, but also as a herbal remedy used for a variety of diseases.
Latin name: Rosmarinus Officinalis
Country of origin: Tunesia