The rosemary plant symbolizes fond memory and faithfulness in a relationship. Brides have used it for centuries in their bouquets, as a symbol of good marriage omens. It is said that when you sleep with a sprig of rosemary under your pillow, it can banish nightmares and protect you against witchcraft. Rosemary was also used in hospitals during World War II to ward off the spread of germs. During the black plague, people burned rosemary plant to try to smoke out the disease. Rosemary flowers are used to repel moths from closets or trunks even to this day.
The antioxidant substance that is found in rosemary is said to have not only aromatic elements but also anti-parasite, nerve relaxing, anti-microbial, and astringent based uses. Rosemary oil can help ease sciatic nerve pain, muscular strain, and headaches. It is also said to help balding when rubbed into the scalp so it is a common ingredient in shampoos or conditioners. When ingested, tea rosemary has relaxing properties that can help with anxiety, headaches, migraines, and stress relief.
If you enjoy a fragrant garden, you should add the rosemary plant into your crops. This plant has a scent that is said to resemble pine or camphor. It is easy to grow and maintain rosemary so it is a great addition to your indoor herb garden. Rosemary also profits when grown in multiple seasons if you are planting it in a climate with mild winters. When planting rosemary, you should make sure that you are planting in a sunny yet sheltered area of your garden because it will not survive in extremely shady soil. It is a great addition to gardens that include sage, lima beans, green beans, carrots, and other produce. The smell of the rosemary plant will also help keep damaging bugs away from your other garden plants. When cooking with this herb, it can be used as a seasoning for many types of meat and a variety of vegetable dishes.
It is easy to learn how to grow rosemary from cuttings or small plants. It grows best in an area with good irrigation and access to sunlight. It prefers warmer weather and will not live through a freeze without proper precautions. Indoor herb gardens are a perfect place for rosemary to flourish. If you live in a cold climate, you should bring your rosemary indoors during the winter for optimum life span. It can be hard to grow this little plant from seeds but it is easy to find the rosemary plant for sale at your local garden center. We are sure that once you plant rosemary, you will want it to be an addition to your garden family for many years to come.