Rosemary is an herb native to the Mediterranean, although it is now grown in large areas in both Europe and America . Rosemary was very popular in ancient times , due to the properties attributed to it.
Specifically , they believed that it can stimulate and strengthen memory , with students in ancient Greece to put sprigs of rosemary on their heads during the period of the examination , and the mourners to place the aromatic herb in the graves of the dead as a symbol of remembrance thereof.
Today , its use is widespread in cooking where added to impart a unique flavor and taste to the meat , fish , salads and the various dressings.
Modern science come to confirm the unique benefits for human health . Rosemary contains compounds that can induce stimulation of the immune system , improve blood circulation and digestion process .
At the same time , contains compounds that exert anti - inflammatory properties, which may help reduce the severity of asthma crisis .
In addition , rosemary has been shown to increase blood flow to the head and brain resulting in improved concentration , confirming the views were about in Ancient Greece .
So choosing rosemary to improve the flavor of our dishes we benefit not only a delicious and yet beneficial to our health choice.