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Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) leaf cut and sifted - Bulk.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) leaf cut and sifted -Bulk.
All of our bulk herbs are organic when available, otherwise herbs are wildcrafted and responsibly sourced.
Available in either increments of 2 oz or save 20% when you purchase a pound.
Make an infusion using 1 heaping teaspoon per cup of boiling water. Steep 15 minutes, covered. Strain. Dose: 1 cup of the infusion (tea) 2 times per day as needed.
Not for use in pregnancy.
The genus and common name derive from the Latin "ros", meaning "dew," and "marinus", "of the sea," in reference to the origins of the plant on the Mediterranean coast.
Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean region but cultivated worldwide. This small woody evergreen shrub can reach 3 to 6 feet in height. the small, thin leaves are about 1 inch long, dark green, thick, leathery, and lanceolate. the small, two-lipped flowers are whitish, blue, or purple. it can grow upright or trailing. This tender perennial grows best in full sun. It needs low to moderate amounts of water, can tolerate drought if needed, and requires well-drained soil.
The young shoots, leaves, and flowers are all edible raw or cooked. They have a refreshing, pleasant, somewhat bitter-pungent piney flavor. When eaten with food they aid the digestion of fats and starches. Rosemary also has been found to be an effective food preservative, comparable with BHA and BHT.
Rosemary has long been considered a symbol of friendship, loyalty, and remembrance. Ancient Greek scholars would wear laurels of Rosemary on their heads to help them stay sharp and to keep their memories clear when taking examinations. In some traditions brides wear a wreath of Rosemary and carry it in their bridal bouquet as a symbol of their remembrance of their families and their marriage vows. Rosemary's antiseptic aroma repels many kinds of insects, and it is one of the most traditional of incenses and sachet ingredients. It can be placed in books to deter moths. It also can be burned in sick rooms to refresh and purify the air. The essential oil is widely used in massage oils, baths, and room sprays. A yellow-green dye can be obtained from the flowers and leaves.
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