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    Rosmarinus Officinalis


    What is it?

    Rosmarinus officinalis is a fragrant evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean. It is used as a culinary condiment, to make bodily perfumes, and for its potential health benefits. Rosemary is a member of the mint familyLamiaceae along with many other herbs, such as oregano, thyme, basil, and lavender. 

    Key Information

    • Scientists have found that rosemary is also good for your brain. Rosemary contains an ingredient, carnosic acid, that is able to fight off free radical damage in the brain.

    More Information

    A report published in the Journal of Food Science revealed that adding rosemary extract to ground beef reduces the formation of cancer-causing agents that can develop during cooking.


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