ROMERO (Rosmarinus officinalis)

BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION

It is a species of the genus Rosmarinus the Lamiaceae family, whose natural habitat is the Mediterranean region. Rosemary is a highly branched and occasionally squat aromatic shrub, woody, evergreen and can grow to two meters in height. The young stems are covered with which clears away the grow-and reddish stems elderly and the cracked bark.

Use

Romero is used mostly leaves and sometimes flowers. It is a plant rich in active ingredients. With the essential oil that is extracted directly from the leaves, rosemary alcohol, which is used to prevent ulcers is prepared. It is also used to treat rheumatism and lumbago. As is also used in some foods for their aroma.

Importance

It is important for the large number of medicinal and cosmetic applications with firm, dark green leaves in the beam and whitish below, include abundant glands essence.