Are you looking for a way to add flavor to your dish? Rosemary is an herb that can do just that! This fragrant herb has a deep, earthy flavor that can be used to enhance the flavor of many dishes. From grilled meats to roasted vegetables, it can take your meal from ordinary to extraordinary. In this post, we’ll explore the many ways you can use this herb to enliven your dishes. We’ll also share some tips for growing and storing this versatile herb so you can easily add it to your meals. So let’s get started on how to bring more flavor to your kitchen!
Rosemary Nutrition Facts and Calories Chart
Rosemary is a very nutrient-dense herb. It contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and manganese. It also contains numerous antioxidants, as well as anti-inflammatory compounds. Additionally, rosemary contains significant amounts of dietary fiber, which can help promote digestive health. Nutritional value per 100 g rosemary herb:
- Biotin: 0 µg
- Calcium: 305 mg
- Carbohydrates (Carbs): 5.4 g
- Chloride: 266 mg
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Choline: 0 mg
- Chromium: 0 µg
- Copper: 0.3 mg
- Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
- Energy (Calories): 80 kcal
- Fat: 2.2 g
- Iodine: 0 µg
- Iron: 7.3 mg
- Magnesium: 63 mg
- Manganese: 0.7 mg
- Molybdenum: 0 µg
- Pantothenic Acid: 0.2 mg
- Phosphorus: 69 mg
- Potassium: 537 mg
- Protein: 3.4 g
- Saturated fat: 0.4 g
- Selenium: 0.3 µg
- Sodium: 16 mg
- Sugars: 0.7 g
- Vitamin A: 3140 IU
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 0.1 mg
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 0.2 mg
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 0.7 mg
- Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 0.2 mg
- Vitamin B6: 0.3 mg
- Vitamin B9 (Folate / Folic Acid): 37 µg
- Vitamin B12: 0 µg
- Vitamin C: 13.5 mg
- Vitamin D: 0 IU
- Vitamin E: 1.9 mg
- Vitamin K: 437 µg
- Water: 7.7 g
- Zinc: 0.5 mg
Rosemary In India
Rosemary is a woody, evergreen with a wonderful smell. Its flavor is often associated with many dishes from the Mediterranean. It enhances the flavors of meats, gravies, risotto dishes, and stocks beautifully. An aromatic, evergreen shrub with tough, needle like leaves and lilac to dark blue flowers in spring. Grows to 6 feet or more and will spread to a bushy plant 6 feet wide. The whole plant smells, and it is almost impossible to pass by a rosemary bush without pinching a few leaves and rubbing them between the fingers to release the smell. Traditionally used to strengthen memory and recall, it is frequently taken to aid study and exam performance, and to ward off mental exhaustion.
- Scientific Binomial: Rosmarinus officinalis
- Common English: Dew of The Sea / Anthos
- Sanskrit: Rusmari
- Hindi / Urdu: Rusmari
- Tamil: Marikkolundu / Talisabatri
- Malayalam: Poovaamkurunthal
- Punjabi / Sindhi
Home Remedies with Rosemary Tea and Oil
Medicinally, Rosemary is a great herb for the mind. Rosemary has been used to improve mental faculties for many hundreds of years. It contains a compound (carnosic acid) which may be of use in the treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases. Rosemary is traditionally associated with remembrance; sprigs were exchanged by lovers or scattered on coffins. It is an apt association as rosemary has a stimulating effect on the nervous system and a reputation for improving the memory.
- Controls Blood Pressure: Rosemary stimulates circulation and as such is an aide to raise blood pressure. If you suffer from low blood pressure try a herbal bath made with 100 g dried rosemary infused in 3 liters of almost boiling water, for 30 minutes. Add this infusion to bath water.
- Nerve Tonic: Rosemary belongs in the spice cabinet as well as the medicine chest. It contains chemicals that aid digestion, fight bacteria, and act as a mental stimulant. As a nerve tonic the herb can be helpful for temporary fatigue and overwork; drink an infusion made with 1 heaped teaspoon of leaves to a cup of boiling water to relieve headaches, migraines, indigestion, and coldness associated with poor circulation. It is a pleasant-tasting drink and, because rosemary is an evergreen, one that can be made using fresh herb throughout the year.
- Combat Depression: Rosemary in food and as an essential oil can be used to ease headaches and it is often used to combat depression. The essential oil made by steam-distilling the leaves is a valuable remedy for arthritis, rheumatism, and muscular aches and pains. Use 10 drops of rosemary oil to a teaspoon of almond oil as a massage oil for aches and pain.
- Improve Hair Quality: A few drops of essential oil added to the rinse water after shampooing will help clear dandruff and improve hair quality. Or try making rosemary vinegar, which is good for dandruff and over all hair health. Take 25 g rosemary and 4 cups of cider vinegar. Leave the rosemary to steep in the vinegar for two weeks. Shake occasionally. After two weeks, strain, bottle, label, and date. Use 2 – 4 teaspoons in the final rinsing water when washing hair. For dandruff, massage rosemary vinegar thoroughly into the scalp 20 minutes before washing.
- Soothing Feet: For a soothing foot soak, add two drops of peppermint oil along with four drops of rosemary oil.
- Memory Booster: Rosemary oil works great for memory problems. Tests of brain waves show that inhaling its scents increases the brain’s production of beta waves, which indicate heightened awareness. All you need to do is put a trace of the oil in hair, wrists, or clothing – anywhere you can get a whiff. Or put some of the oil in a diffuser, and let it fill the air.
- Jet Lag: For jet lag, along with rest, try rosemary. Boil a pot of water add 2 drops of pine oil and a handful of rosemary herb. Make a tent over your head and the pot with a towel and inhale deeply.
- Headaches: Rosemary is a circulatory and nerve stimulant. Has a calming effect on the digestion as well as headache or depression. For normal headache, try drinking a cup of rosemary tea; some people say it helps keep a headache from getting worse. Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 teaspoon of the dried herb, steep for 10 minutes, strain, and drink.
- Head Lice: To make a natural head lice shampoo out of herbs, add 5 drops each of essential oils of tea tree, rosemary, lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus to a base of 5 teaspoons of pure olive oil. Add a small amount of regular shampoo to the mixture and put this all over the hair to the ends. Leave on an hour under a shower cap to prevent drips. Rinse and shampoo the hair.
- Removes Dandruff: An infusion made from the leaves acts as a natural hair conditioner, toning the scalp and strengthening the hair. Rosemary fights bacteria and fungi and is a lot easier to find. Try fragrant rosemary rinse to fight hair dandruff. To make the rinse, pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 teaspoon of chopped rosemary. Let it sit for a few minutes, then strain. Use the liquid as a rinse once a day. If the rinse irritates your skin, move on to a different remedy.
- Natural Hair Conditioner: Rosemary can also make excellent hair conditioner for dry hair. Make your own conditioner by mixing two ounces olive oil and two ounces aloe vera gel with six drops each of rosemary essential oils. Olive oil is a natural emollient, aloe vera hydrates, while rosemary adds body and softness to hair. Leave the mixture on for an hour or two, then rinse it out. Rosemary works for oily hair too, try a strong tea made with the herb.
- Control Overproduction of Hair Oil: Wonderfully aromatic, this herb contains essential oils that help control overproduction of oil on the scalp. To make the rinse, pour 1 cup boiling water over 2 tablespoons dried rosemary. Steep for 20 minutes, strain, cool, and pour into an empty plastic bottle. Keep the bottle in the shower and splash your hair with the tea after each shampoo. As long as the fragrance agrees with you, there’s no need to rinse away the tea.
Side Effects and Precautions
May cause excessive menstrual bleeding in large amounts. Rarely, may cause contact allergy. Avoid large doses in pregnancy, except as advised by a qualified herbalist. Do not use for treating headaches and migraines that feel “hot.” The amounts taken in food are harmless. Though rosemary is generally considered so safe that it is a common kitchen herb, extremely large doses can cause convulsions and death.