- 0.5-1 m
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- In Israel it is growing in gardens and parks, it also can be found on hills on the shores of the Mediterranean.
Evergreen shrub with pale blue flowers, one of the Lamiaceae family. In Israel it is a very common, ornamental plant, in gardens and parks, partly because of its durability to dryness and air pollution. It can also be found on hills in the Mediterranean area.The branches of the rosemary are soft in their early growth and become woody in their second year. Its leaves are needle-like, and their color is dark green at the upper side, and more gray at their lower side. The plant has a unique fragrance.In folk medicine Rosemary was used as a remedy for: depression , digestive diseases , ear infections , throat and eyes infections and it also stimulates blood circulation. Many herbalists agree that Rosemary has qualities to nurture the hair and to prevent dandruff and hair loss.
The origin of the name Rosemary is French and it means "sea dew".
The ancient Greeks used to wear on their children heads garlands of rosemary as a virtue for a sharp memory.
During the middle Ages, the rosemary was used as an amulet against witchcraft and evil eye.