Rosemary is a shrub with evergreen leaves. The leaves are leathery, have a strictly linear shape with the edge folded downwards; the upper surface is green and glossy, the lower is white due to the presence of a thick tomentum. Rosemary has aromatic, aperitif, digestive, diuretic and balsamic properties.
In its spontaneous state it grows in the woods of the coastal areas and rarely goes inland; it is also frequently cultivated for culinary use. The name Rosmarino derives from the Latin ros marinus, sea dew, because it grows near the sea. In ancient times rosemary was considered a sacred plant in many civilizations.