Rosemary in ancient Greece was dedicated to the goddess Venus or Aphrodite, since it was wrapped around her when she emerged from the sea. In ancient and modern Greece it was burned as incense for ceremonial purposes in the temples of the gods and churches. Hippocrates said that if you burned it outdoors it purified the air. Ancient Greeks also believed that it stimulated the mind and aided memory so the students used to wear it around their necks and weave it in their hair.
Benefits of Rosemary [consuming as tea]
~ improves memory and concentration;
~ helps with digestion, against flatulence and anorexia;
~ it is a stimulator of the circulatory system, it is used against lassitude and exhaustion;
~ anti-bacterial properties that can help fight common cold, coughing and bronchitis;
Note : to avoid during pregnancy
How to enjoy our Organic Rosemary as tea
~ ½ teaspoon of dried rosemary leaves, steep in hot water for 10-15minutes.
Rosemary for Cooking
One of the basic ingredients of Greek and Mediterranean kitchen. It can be used in a wide variety of dishes since we can season with it roasts such as fish, lamb, poultry, rabbits, pork, beef and potatoes. Rosemary should be used from the beginning of cooking, especially in roasts, so it has enough time to release its aroma.
About the producer : Aroma Farms [From the land of Ancient Olympia]
Aroma Farms, a family-owned organic farm located in the village of Ancient Olympia, Greece. A small producer producing high quality organic herbs that are sustainable, care about the environment and practices all the traditional herbs farming. Ensuring that they play a part in reducing carbon footprint, all the organic herbs are hand harvested from the best part of the plant at their optimal time and are hand picked the best to give the best flavours and aromas to enjoy as a tea.
The organic farms works very closely with agronomist-researcher Dr. Theodoros Koutsos, ex head of the Section of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants in NAGREF and run regular analysis on their products in ELGO DEMETER and agricultural universities to ensure the excellent quality of our herbs.