Rosemary is a typical species of mediterranean flora. It is said that during the middle age rosemary would grow around monasteries. In Greece it is a native plant in many areas of the country and the islands. This plant was known from the ancient years and is referred to in the writings of Dioscourides for its properties. At the beginning of the 20th century rosemary was used in French hospitals as an antiseptic due to its remarkable antibacterial action.
It is used as an aromatic herb in cooking and as a beverage. It is the only herbs in comparison to all the rest that does not lose its scent in long hour cooking, being the perfect choice for cooking. Due to its antioxidant and antibacterial properties it is used in food industry as a natural preservative