• Rosemary leaves cut


The finest quality dried cut Rosemary

Description
Rosemary is a woody perennial herb with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves. It is native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family which also includes many other herbs.

Since it is attractive and tolerates some degree of drought it is also used in landscaping especially in areas having a Mediterranean climate.


The growing plant is said to repel insects from neighbouring plants.

Branches or sachets of the leaves are often placed in clothes cupboards to keep moths away. An infusion of the dried plant (both leaves and flowers) is used in shampoos.

Culinary Use
Young shoots leaves and flowers - raw or cooked. The leaves have a very strong flavour that is bitter and somewhat resinous the flowers are somewhat milder.

The fresh and dried leaves are used frequently in traditional Mediterranean cuisine. They are used in small quantities as a flavouring in soups and stews with vegetables such as peas and spinach and with sweet dishes such as biscuits cakes jams and jellies.

They can be used fresh or dried.

The leaves have a tough texture and so should either be used very finely chopped or in sprigs that can be removed after cooking.

A fragrant tea is made from the fresh or dried leaves. It is said to be especially nice when mixed with tansy.

When burned they give off a distinct mustard smell as well as a smell similar to that of burning which can be used to flavour foods while barbecuing.

Medicinal Use
Rosemary is commonly grown in the herb garden as a domestic remedy used especially as a tonic and pick-me-up when feeling depressed, mentally tired, nervous etc.

Research has shown that the plant is rich in volatile oils flavanoids and phenolic acids which are strongly antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.


 

Rosemary leaves cut

  • Product Code: H8
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $3.00


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