Considered a must-have item in every herb garden, Rosemary takes a place of honor in the roster of herbal superstars such as Garlic and Oregano.
Warm and rich with bold, full-bodied flavor, Rosemary is both a culinary and health-supporting classic that's stood the test of time. Shakespeare made reference to it in his prolific writings, as did other great authors and poets throughout the pages of history. Herbalists as well have shared a plethora of applications through the ages for a staggering array of ailments.
Infusions of Rosemary in all sorts of bases have a variety of applications both externally and internally. A Rosemary tea (steep 1 tsp. for every cup boiling water) is soothing and comforting to drink when sick. A strengthening and clarifying hair rinse can be made by steeping 1/2 cup dried Rosemary in 4 cups of boiling water. Use as a rinse on clean hair.
An oil infusion can be created by putting 50/50 oil (olive, almond or jojoba are all good choices) and dried rosemary in a jar and placing in a windowsill. Shake once daily for two weeks (or longer, if you want a stronger infusion!), then carefully strain through cheesecloth or a coffee filter. Bottle the oil in an amber bottle and store in a cool, dark place. Rosemary-infused oil can be used to discourage dandruff; massage into scalp, leave for an hour, then wash hair as usual. It is also very beneficial as a body massage oil, being particularly soothing to sore and uncomfortable areas.
In culinary applications, dried Rosemary can be added to a huge variety of dishes, greatly increasing both their health-supporting elements as well as adding delicious flavor and aroma. Rub between palms of hands or pound in a mortar and pestle before adding to your dish to help release the most flavor and aroma into the food.
Note: Rosemary is generally considered appropriate in culinary amounts for all ages and while pregnant or nursing, but please consult your healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Rosemary used in any amounts more than culinary should not be consumed while pregnant or nursing unless you have been prescribed by your herbalist or healthcare practitioner.
Storage: Due to the Beeyoutiful's Herbs and Bulk Foods being organic or wildcrafted, there is a slight chance that there could be some naturally occurring bugs. Beeyoutiful takes precautions on our end to minimize the chances, but we do suggest that you store them in a cold area - possibly the freezer - in an air tight container.