Rosemary – an evergreen shrub, the leaves of which are considered classic spiciness. In Latin, a plant called rosmarinus, many translators relate this to the ros marinus – the freshness of the sea, perhaps because Rosemary often grows in the lowlands near the sea. However, it is not typical for the marine flavor, where the name justifies the smell of sea water. Possible candidate for the source – Greek rhoups – bush and meron – Balm, which gives a good rationale the name of fragrant plants. Rosemary, sweet humble shrub seen anyone who has visited France, Italy or even in the Crimea. Hvoepodobnye narrow leaves covered with straight branches with little blue gubastenkimi flowers.

You probably remember the resinous, pine scent leaves, pounded his fingers. In regions with warm climates rosemary growing in open ground at the same place up to 20 years, reaching a height of 2 meters. High bushes of rosemary often cultivated in hedges and creeping forms – on the alpine hill. Historical background Rosemary – one of the most well-known plants, its use can be traced to the ancient Egyptians. One of the plants, which often fell on the artist's canvas in the Middle Ages, painted the Holy Family. According to biblical legend, during a tour of the Holy Family in Egypt was made a stop. Virgin Mary put the baby on rather rocky ground under a small bush with white flowers. And they have turned from white to blue. Since the blue color associated with the symbol of eternity, divinity, truth and wisdom.