Organic Rosemary seeds produce an aromatic, evergreen semi-shrub with upright branches, needle- like leaves and small blue, rarely pink or white flowers. Rosemary grows 50-150 cm (20-59 inch) tall. The leaves have a powerful, bitter taste and a strong spicy, slightly camphorous aroma. Rosemary is an herb that has made its way into many world cuisines and homes of culinary enthusiasts. The biodegradable Seed Pods contain non-GMO, certified organic seeds inside a mineral growth medium.
Freshly chopped leaves of rosemary are used to flavor meats – especially lamb, soups, stuffing, sauces, stews and marinades. Fresh sprigs steeped in vinegar, wine, or olive oil create aromatic and flavorful sauces and dressings. Rosemary flowers add flavor to wines and salads. Rosemary is also widely used to make perfumes and is a basic element of various ointments, soaps and shampoos.
Native to the Mediterranean, Rosemary, is a member of Lamiaceae – the mint family. Rosemary has been widely used since ancient times for a variety of purposes. Throughout centuries, it has been seen as a symbol of friendship, loyalty, and remembrance. The Romans gave special importance to the rosemary plant and used it frequently in religious ceremonies. It was traditionally carried by mourners at funerals and by the brides on their wedding day. This herb was officially recognized as a medicinal herb, since the species name officinalis is derived from the Latin meaning ‘of the apothecaries’.
Rosemary is rich in essential oil, flavonoids and phenolic acids, which have strong antiseptic and- anti-inflammatory properties. Rosemary is a restorative herb that relieves cold symptoms and headaches. When made into an herbal tea, it stimulates liver gall bladder activity and improves digestion and blood circulation.