"As for rosemary, I let it run all over my garden walls, not only because my bees love it but because it is the herb sacred to remembrance and to friendship, whence a sprig of it hath a dumb language." Sir Thomas More.
Rosemary is called the ‘herb of remembrance’ and has traditionally been used for many years to improve memory and help with dementia. For this memory-boosting tonic James Wong, in his book Grow Your Own Drugs , suggests that it’s best to use southern French or Californian wine for the high alcohol content and warmth of the sun.
1 bottle good-quality (preferably organic) wine
5 sprigs fresh rosemary
Bruise the rosemary and place in the bottle of wine. Recork and shake every day for two weeks.
Use: Drink one small glass daily after dinner.
Rosemary is highly aromatic and imparts a spicy and unusual flavour to an ordinary bottle of white wine. You may also like to try this technique with a sparkling white wine.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) is a perennial aromatic herb that belongs to the family Lamiaceae. The prized constituent of rosemary is oleoresin, used extensively in medicine and aromatherapy. The main antioxidant properties in rosemary are attributed to the presence ofcarnosic acid, isorosmanol, rosmariquinone, rosmaridiphenol and rosmarinic acid.