Cultivated for over 5,000 years, Rosemary plant history is understandably steeped in legend, myth, and folklore. Rosemary has been used since the time of the early Greeks and Romans. Greek scholars often wore a garland of the herb on their heads to help their memory during examinations.
Rosemary is native to the dry, rocky areas of the Mediterranean, especially along the coast. The genus name Rosmarinus derives from the Latin words ros and marinus which together translate to “dew of the sea.”
Our Rosemary is wildcrafted from the Atlas mountains. It is harvested using traditional methods usually in summer or autumn. It is sun-dried in rural communities before being prepared for shipment.
It is a wild plant that grows essentially in the forest areas of eastern Morocco and the High Atlas. Rosemary can enhance poor soils and develops well on deep lands. Rosemary cultivation can last 10 years.