Rosemary is a strong, woody herb with fragrant leaves and flowers that bloom in pink, purple, blue or white. Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean region, but has recently been grown in other areas as well.
The name 'rosemary' means "dew of the sea", because it needs little to no water other than the humidity carried by the sea breeze to thrive in it's native habitat. It can withstand draughts and are reasonably hardy in cool climates.
Medically speaking, rosemary is said to improve the memory. It also contains various antioxidants that may be useful in preventing or treating cancers, strokes and Alsheimer's Disease.
One species of the rosemary plant is used in essential oils for body perfumes or to emit aroma into a room. It is also used in shampoos or cleaning products.
The leaves of the rosemary plant are similar to pine needles. Both fresh and dried, they are used in many traditional Mediterranean cuisine. It's also very popular in flavoring cooking oils.
My favorite way to use rosemary is to crush it up along with a few other spices and sprinkle it on my homemade pizza. What do you use it in? Let's see some great recipes that use rosemary.
*info taken from wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemary