Salvia rosmarinus, commonly known as rosemary, is a shrub with fragrant,evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers,nativeto theMediterranean region. Until 2017, it was known by the scientific name Rosmarinus officinalis, now asynonym. It is a member of the mint familyLamiaceae, which includes many other medicinal and culinary herbs. The name “rosemary” derives fromLatinros marinus (“dew of the sea”). The plant is also sometimes called anthos, from the ancient Greek word ἄνθος, meaning “flower”. Rosemary has afibrous root system.
Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation. Rosemary is considered a cognitive stimulant and can help improve memory performance and quality. It is also known to boost alertness, intelligence, and focus.