belongs to the family Labiatae (Lamiaceae). It is an evergreen shrub
spriggy, in height about 80-130 cm. It has woody stems and leathery
sessile leaves. The flowers are blue-violet and attractive to bees
(apiculture plant). The general plant’s flowering comes very early
in spring and a second smaller in autumn, although one can see
flowers in some shoots throughout the year. To be harvested in the
starting stage of bloom.
is an aromatic and medicinal plant. It is used in cooking and in food
and in cosmetic industry. It is also an ornamental plant.
leaves contain essential oil with flavonoids and phenolic acids
(rosmarinic acid), and is used as an antioxidant in foods, such as
preservation of meat.
component of Greek cuisine, used as a seasoning for soups, meats,
cosmetology used in preparations against hair loss, for the treatment
of acne and skin diseases, in creams and shampoos.