Do you have a hard time remembering what you did yesterday, or what you were just about to say? Then for you, Rosemary might be the way! With it’s somewhat spicy and piney flavor, it’s leaves are reputed to have memory-enhancing characteristics–it increases blood flow to the brain, thus improving ability to concentrate. It’s a great source of iron, calcium, and dietary fiber, as well as manganese. Rosemary also stimulates the immune system, and can even diminish the severity of asthma attacks. Infuse it with tea to aid digestion. Topically, it can can be made into an ointment to help with rheumatoid arthritis, bruises, eczema, and sores.


Store rosemary in a damp paper towel and place in the fridge for a week or two. Combine rosemary with stock and pour in an ice cube tray to use in winter stews.


Cooking & Eating Tips

Rosemary is best used fresh instead of dried, like most herbs. When a recipe calls for rosemary, it’s best to remove the leaves from the woody stem, and either leave whole or chop fine. But in stew or roast, just put the whole sprig in the liquid. Add it to a frittata or quiche. Rosemary is an excellent rub for chicken and lamb. Why not add it to your tomato sauce for depth, or to butter to make for a super-savory steak?!