Rosemary | VitaMedica


(Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary is easily distinguished by its strong, pungent, pine-like scent. Unlike dill or thyme, rosemary must be used sparingly to not overpower a dish. Rosemary is best known as a symbol of remembrance, friendship, and love.


Health Benefits:

Rosemary contains substances that are useful for stimulating the immune system, increasing circulation, and improving digestion. The herb also contains anti-inflammatory compounds.


Nutritional Value: Dried rosemary is a good source of iron, calcium, manganese, vitamin C and vitamin B6.


Recipe Ideas:

Due to its strong, pungent flavor, rosemary works well with beef, lamb, chicken and other roasted meats. Combine rosemary, pepper, salt and olive to make a rub for meats. Our Hearty Beef Stew recipe gets its flavor from rosemary and red wine.


Interesting Facts:

It has been said that if a rosemary bush grows vigorously in a family’s garden, it means that the woman heads the household (we like this one).


David H. Rahm, M.D. is the founder and medical director of The Wellness Center, a medical clinic located in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Rahm is also president and medical director of VitaMedica. Dr. Rahm is one of a select group of conventional medical doctors who have education and expertise in functional medicine and nutritional science. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Rahm has published articles in the plastic surgery literature and educated physicians about the importance of good peri-operative nutrition.