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Rosemary

Rosemary
Rosemary

The Latin translation of rosemary is dew of the sea”, which lends a mystical elegance to the herb.

Ancient Greek scholars are said to have worn rosemary garlands on their heads during examinations to jog their memories. The goddess of love, Aphrodite, is also frequently depicted with rosemary. Its allure persevered well into the Middle Ages – Shakespeare mentioned rosemary in five of his plays.


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LATIN NAME

Salvia rosmarinus

PLACE OF ORIGIN

Mediterranean

USE IN FOLKLORE

Memory retention, romantic fidelity, growing hair, soothing physical and emotional pain