The latin word for rosemary, rosemarinus, means ?Dew of the sea? as it is said the plant emerged, alongside Aphrodite (Venus) when she rose up from the sea.
Ancient Greek students wore wreaths of rosemary, to aid memory.
A member of the mint family, rosemary is thought to be an antiseptic, to purify blood
Mint is beneficial for asthma and breathing problems, as well as relieving headaches and indigestion.
Rosemary goes particularly well with roast meat, especially lamb.
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