"There's rosemary, that's for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember." (William Shakespeare)
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Rosemary is one of the most used aromatic plants in the kitchen, think of a delicious dish of baked potatoes or a grilled steak! A few sprigs
of rosemary can change the flavor of our dishes and make them perfect. Its floral scent, delicate, but with a balsamic and woody undertone, is a real joy for the sense of smell!
But rosemary is not only famous for seasoning our food, but it also has many other qualities that we are going to discover!
A BIT OF HISTORY!
Rosemary was an exceptional plant for ancient populations, its virtues were purely aromatic and therapeutic. The word rosemary derives from the Latin "ros" (dew) and "maris" (sea) precisely because its intense and pleasant scent is carried by the sea breezes on hot summer days and the lilac-indigo color of its flowers recalls the sea color.
For the ancient Romans, it was the symbol of death and love and was burned during sacrifices in honor of the gods. The ancient Egyptians considered it magical and associated it with immortality and in the Middle Ages, objects of all kinds were made with rosemary wood because of its magical virtues.