It has similarities to other curative plants, such as the common grass, lemon myrtle and vervain, due to the presence of citral, which provides a specific smell and taste, drawing on citrus. It receives the name of field rosemary for having physical characteristics with rosemary.
Its leaves can reach up to three centimeters in length and three millimeters in width, with a green hue and pointed shape. It grows close to the ground, with characteristics of a bush. Its stem is quite branched and its flowers are whitish.
Field rosemary has medicinal properties that fight a number of diseases. Among the main ones are febrile affections, physical fatigue, organic weakness, gastric disorders and inappetence. It is also indicated to hydrate, soften and regenerate the skin.
How to use field rosemary
The easiest and most recommended way to use field rosemary in favor of health is through tea. To prepare it, just separate half a liter of water and 10 grams of herb leaves and stalks. Bring the water to a boil and, when it is boiling, add the field rosemary. Simmer for about five minutes.
After this part of the process, turn off the heat and let the mixture rest for about 10 minutes in a container with a lid. Before drinking, use a sieve to separate the liquid from the herb. The recommended is to drink two cups of tea a day.
Precautions regarding use
Before using any alternative treatment, even if it is based on natural ingredients, a doctor should be consulted. In the case of wild rosemary, using it in excess can have some health consequences, such as the development of benign prostatitis.
As for the herb, pay attention to whether it really is the rosemary of the field, as there is a very similar species, which has a stronger lemon smell, which is not used in alternative medicine.