Rosemary the Green Herb in the Desert
Today, I am going to be talking about a favorite herb of many hobbyists that grows very well in the Arizona desert. This plant is tolerant not only to our hot weather but also cold tolerant in wintertime and grows year-round. Rosemary is one of the oldest and one of the most used herbs from the garden. It can be planted in pots, in the yard, and even grown inside. It is a beautiful plant that is mainly used to flavor foods and has some health benefits.
You may want to grow your rosemary for a variety of reasons. First, fresh rosemary is about 4 dollars a once (https://amzn.to/3h4sLs8), making it expensive if you often use it. Second, the plant will lose some of its flavors as fresh rosemary in the supermarket maybe a week old after being cut. Rosemary also has several health benefits when used for cooking.
When used for cooking, you can add rosemary in soups, salads, stews, and on a wide variety of meat to enhance flavor (Rattray, 2018). It has been used as an herb since ancient times and has some possible health benefits. The herb is currently studied to improve concentration, digestion, and mental aging disorders (Nordqvist, 2017). Although there are available products that contain rosemary extract, it is recommended not to take it in high concentrations. The best use is in food, where you get some of the benefits and flavor but not the side effects of taking in the other form.
Overall, this is one of my favorite plants in the garden, as it is easy to grow and is very hardy. Even individuals who tend to have a brown thumb usually do not have problems growing rosemary. It is nice you can trim what you need to, and the plant will produce for many years. If you want additional information about his plant, please see my links below to the articles cited in this blog.
Nordqvist, J. (2017, December 13). Everything you need to know about rosemary. Retrieved from Medicalnewstoday.com: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266370
Rattray, D. (2018, October 24). About Rosemary. Retrieved from Thespruceeats.com: https://www.thespruceeats.com/all-about-rosemary-3050513