Rosemary is one of the most aromatic herbs that you will ever use. It originates from Mediterranean and has amazing flavor.
How to harvest and prepare rosemary
You can harvest it at any time of the year. Snip off an inch of each spring and put it in your meal. Do not cut the rosemary too near to its base. To dry it, bundle the clippings and then put them to hang upside down in a warm place for 14 days.
Vinegar and oil – Add the rosemary in the vinegar and you can use it as dressing, in marinades, or in other vinegar recipes. It will make olive oil even more amazing. By so doing, you will make a healthy drizzle to your dipping sauces or roast veggies.
Herbal butter – Add rosemary and garlic to your butter, and the pasta, veggies, bread, and potatoes will taste like magic.
Rosemary salt – Use lemon sea salt and rosemary over your roast veggies or grilled dish. It’s super easy and all you need are these 2 ingredients.
Sauces and soups – Rosemary is a basic ingredient in many marinades. You can combine it with garlic, citruses, peppercorn, olive oil, butter, and balsamic vinegar. In case you are preparing soup, mix it with veggies, sweet potatoes, chicken, zucchini, parsnip, and chickpea.
Salads and salad dressings – Add rosemary in the amazing heirloom tomato salad or mix it with capers and lemon in the Italian potato salad. It goes along with feta cheese and grapes.
Bread and pasta – Rosemary oil will give a taste to the plain pasta. In addition, you can it in your dough for preparing the incredible rosemary focaccia bread.
Dessert – Herbs goes along with desserts. You can add rosemary in sorbet, or you can mix it with coffee, apples, and chocolate.
Include rosemary in the summer cocktails or detox drinks. You can use it lemonade iced tea, infused water, and juices. It goes along with grapefruit, lemons, lime, pears, and apple.
General cooking – Use rosemary in stir-fries, stews, roasts, and etc.
Medicine – Rosemary is an amazing alternative to synthetic medication since it provides incredible therapeutic characteristics.
Rosemary essential oil – Rosemary essential oil treats indigestion, anxiety, headache, colds, joint pain, flu, and poor circulation. If you are not into making it, just add a few rosemary leaves in any essential oil. Olive and jojoba oil will work the best. Keep it in a sunny place for 3 weeks, and take it when you need to improve your mental clarity, massage, or to relieve muscle soreness.
Natural deodorant – Use basil, rosemary, parsley, sage, and mint and sage instead of deodorants to destroy the bad odors.
Hair – Make a nettle and rosemary infusion to eliminate dandruff, to improve the blood flow, and to prevent baldness and hair loss. Essential oils will stimulate hair growth, unblock hair follicles, remove impurities, and improve the scalp.
Congestion – Rosemary steam will relieve chest and nasal congestion. Put some water to boil and add 2 tbsp. of dried or fresh rosemary. It will clear your nasal passages within 50 seconds. Breathe in the vapors for 10 minutes.
Cognitive performance – Drink 1 cup of rosemary tea to improve the cognitive performance and the mental clarity. Rosemary keeps your brain young and prevents damage from free radical.
Painkiller – Rosemary tea eliminates intestinal gases and heartburns. To treat eczema, toothaches, gout, muscle pain, and headache, apply topically some rosemary products as they are rich in anti-inflammatory features.
Stress and anxiety – Rosemary can reduce anxiety, relax your mind, and lower the pulse rate. If you sniff rosemary essential oil, it will reduce the cortisol level in the saliva.
Oral health – Rosemary prevents tooth decay and eliminates bad bacteria that cause bad breath and gum disease. In 2 cups of water, add 4 rosemary sprigs and use the mixture as a mouthwash to improve your oral health.
Skin – Rosemary essential oil can soothe eczema and acne inflammation. It will accelerate the healing process of bruises and wounds.
Home – Because of its amazing smell, rosemary will refresh your home.
Simmer pots – Fill a saucepan with some water and a couple of herbs, fragrant fruits, and spices. Then, simmer the liquid and enjoy the pleasant aroma.