Rosemary is a plant which is found in abundance in the Mediterranean region and even since ancient times, the Greeks have been familiar with the properties of this plant, when it was used to help memory and strengthen the brain.
In recent years, a lot of research has been done about the properties of this amazing plant, and based on this research, many healing properties have been identified for the rosemary plant. In addition to its many healing properties, rosemary is known as a popular spice in many countries with different food cultures. Due to its unique smell and taste, this plant is used as a seasoning in a variety of foods. Rosemary gives a warm and bitter taste to food and is widely used in cooking soups, stews, especially meat and seafood.
Usually, rosemary plant is consumed in different forms such as tea, extract, powder and oil for various medical and culinary applications. Rosemary is made from a wide range of oils, phenolic acids, phenolic diterpenes and antioxidants. In traditional medicine, rosemary is mostly used for memory and mind health and treatment of digestive problems due to its antimicrobial and anticancer properties.
Furthermore, rosemary is a very valuable herbal remedy that is effective for the health of the skin, hair and the treatment of many diseases. This plant is a rich source of flavonoids, thiamine B1, salicylates, riboflavin B2, niacin B3, copper, manganese, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, antioxidants, fiber, protein and carbohydrates.
Rosemary leaves have anticonvulsant properties. These properties reduce unwanted muscle spasms. Moreover, due to considerable amounts of antioxidants such as caffeic acid, botulinum acid and carnosol, rosemary plant strengthens the immune system. Of course, the consumption of this plant also has limitations and should be used with caution, especially in pregnant women and diabetics.