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Scientific Name: Rosmarinus officinalis species

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Rosmarinus officinalis species
Rosmarinus officinalis species


  • Perennial
  • Evergreen shrub - thin needle-like leaves.
  • Full sun, well drained alkaline soil pH 5-8.
  • Hardy and drought tolerant.

Culinary Uses

  • Flavour meat, poultry, baked foods and vegetable dishes - potatoes, soups, stews, tea, bread, biscuits, scones.

Parts Used

  • Sprigs, leaves and flowers.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Improves memory, stimulate nervous system.
  • Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory.
  • Strengthens capillaries, depression, migraine, disorders of liver, sluggish digestion, long-term stress, chronic illness.
  • Chew a flower to cleanse breath after eating garlic.
  • Antiseptic gargle/ mouthwash, hair rinse to stimulate hair growth after chemotherapy.
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