Rosemary is a native evergreen plant, known since ancient times in Rome and in Greece where it was used in medicine and cooking. It was the gift of goddess Aphrodite to the people. It was also an essential ingredient of the incense that was used during the sacrificial ceremonies at the altars. Finally, rosemary is a symbol of remembrance, memory and justice, as it is believed that the herb only grows in the gardens of just people.
Rosemary has exceptional therapeutic and medicinal properties. It is used in cooking, as an infusion tea and as an essential oil. Fresh leaves of rosemary placed on the forehead can relax and relieve from headaches. Soaking rosemary leaves in water and then using the water to rinse hair and skin, strengthens hair growth and benefits the skin. Rosemary extract is used at thermal spas for people suffering from arthritis and rheumatism. Furthermore, rosemary mouthwash can help treat gingivitis and periodontitis. Other health benefits of rosemary are its thermal properties, stimulation of blood circulation of the brain, improvement of concentration levels, and relief from headaches and migraines.