The refreshing aroma of rosemary, which is a member of the mint family, can be found in your shampoos, lotions and soaps. And its distinctive flavor is a wonderful addition to your teas, infused waters and savory meals.
The evergreen shrub, which has been used for years in folk remedies, is native to the Mediterranean region and is also related to marjoram, basil and oregano – not surprising since they blend together so well in Italian cooking!
Antioxidants and phytonutrients
But did you know some researchers consider rosemary a “super spice”? That’s because rosemary and other herbs and spices contain antioxidant levels just as high or higher as some so-called superfoods like blueberries. Rosemary is also a good source of iron, calcium and vitamin B-6.
In addition, those spiky green leaves contain phytonutrients, naturally occurring compounds found in plants that help them survive the elements. These phytonutrients are thought to provide similar benefits for people.
Nutrilite™ products use rosemary in PhytoProtect™, a patented combination of plant extracts that also features turmeric and fava d’anta. The blend is a key ingredient in Nutrilite™ Double X™ Vitamin/Mineral/Phytonutrient Supplement.
Sourced from Morocco
But not just any source of rosemary will do for PhytoProtect. Nutrilite sources rosemary from the arid Atlas mountain region in northern Morocco. Because of the stressful conditions the plants face there – extreme temperatures, intense sunlight and minimal rainfall—this rosemary has higher quantities of phytonutrients than other varieties to ensure its survival.
The phytonutrients in Rosemary include rosmarinic acid, arnosol and carnosic acid, which support your body’s cellular health.
So, next time you’re drinking your rosemary mint tea or cooking up your favorite rosemary-inspired meal, feel good about the added health benefits of the herb.
And if the scent and flavor are not your cup of tea, so to speak, consider getting rosemary’s phytonutrient benefits through a supplement, like Nutrilite Double X Vitamin/Mineral/Phytonutrient Supplement.