Cretan rosemary leavesAt ancient times it was the elixir of youth, gift of the goddess Aphrodite to humans. In Ancient Greece the students wore garlands of rosemary during examinations, to strengthen their memory because it contains substances that stimulate the immune system and increase the blood circulation of the brain, improving concentration.
Today it is used as an additive in cooking as giving strong aroma and astringent taste great.
The essential oil is used in perfumery and soap. In combination with olive oil, the antioxidant properties of this herb recommend it to food preservation, such as olives.
Rosemary is rich in elements such as iron, calcium and vitamin B. It has insecticidal activity and relieves rheumatism.