The name Rosemary derives from the Latin “ros” meaning “dew”, and “marinas”, meaning “sea”. What you may not know are the benefits of Rosemary, (“Dew of the Sea”!)It improves memory and concentration, offers immune system support, acts as a digestive aide, eases asthma and allergies, soothes muscles aches and pains, eases arthritis pain and can help relieve headaches. It’s easy to
grow and has a distinct smell when added to roasted chicken or fish. Fresh grown rosemary is a hearty herb and a delightful addition to soups, roasts, teas, and oils.
To make rosemary tea, simply pinch the needle-like leaves off the plant and crush them to make 2-3 teaspoons. Pour two cups of boiling water over the leaves and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain and add honey or lemon to sweeten. Rosemary can also be added to Olive oil to cook your favorite meal with.
Rosemary infused oil is different than the kind you can cook with. To make this infused oil simply fill a clean mason jar with clean, dry fresh rosemary sprigs, top with olive oil and secure with lid. Place jar in a sunny window for a month. After a month, strain over a bowl, pouring the finished rosemary infused oil into a small container. Store the infused oil in a cool, dark place for up to two week. Not sure what to do with that rosemary infused oil? Drizzle a bit into a hot bath, massage into dry hair, or place in a warmer and let the scent infuse your home.