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Monday, May 6, 2013



"Rosemary been living in the household for over 2 years"

     My Rosemary plant demised at the hands of INSECT PESTS!  She fought a long battle but the tiny sucking multiplying creatures - white flies and pear aphids (green) invaded and conquered her land of living.

the invasion of the aphids

     Rosemary was recently put into isolation on the east side of the sunroom.  She was given
alternative natural treatments - a cold water shower wash in sink, sprayed with natural liquid soap and tea tree oil water, parts of leaves, stems, and top soiled removed.  Unfortunately, the pests infestation was in the advanced stage.  The only other option was to throw her in the recycle bag for Wednesday's recycle pick up.

Rosemary branches held with strength to the very end...

     Rosemary will be dearly missed.  We loved her strong flavor of taste and her fragrant aroma smell in which she gave when you touched her leaves.  She loved to be cooked in a nice saute bath of vegetables, other herbs, and spices.  Her pungent flare brought us a good chicken dish, a raw pesto sauce, and a side dish of roasted zucchini, yellow squash, tomato, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, thyme, and oregano cooked in a cast iron pan.  Rosemary supplied our bodies with beneficial health benefits of the following:
  • Powerful antioxidants.
  • Protects the body's cell and DNA from free radical damage.
  • Stimulates the liver enzymes.
  • Cancer protection.
  • Prevent aged related damage, wrinkles.
  • Stimulates hair growth.
  • Reduces disorders of menstrual cycle.
  • Reduces peptic ulcers.
  • Boost mental activity (alertness).
  • Aids digestion.
  • Boost immunity.
  • Kills germs.
  • Relieves headaches.
  • Relieves stomach pains.
  • Pain reliever.
  • Prevent cataracts.
  • Improves kidney functions.
  • Lowers high blood pressure.
  • Relieve respiratory problems.
  • Reduce disorders in urine flow, prostate, gall bladder, intestine, sperm mobility, and kidney stones.
  • Helps fight leukemia and breast cancer.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Relaxes spasms.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Fights bad breath.
  • Fights dandruff.
  • Fights eczema.
  • Fights exhaustion.
  • Fights balding.
  • Fights hysteria.
  • Fights worms and wounds.
  • Fights arthritis.
      A few months ago we lost Rosemary's distinct relative, Oregano, who we had for over a year.  His demise was pests and disease.  Oregano fought hard but the tiny creatures and disease spread all over his land of living as well.

     Life has to go on.  Rosemary would have wanted that.  So, her vacant spot on one of the bay windows will be replaced by up and coming seedlings...


Brussels Sprouts (Falstaff) and Kohlrabi

     Rosemary will be remembered and replaced in future.  We will miss how she gave our home an ENERGIZING SCENT.  

                                                                                         Long Lived Rosemary!


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  2. So sorry to hear of Rosemary's demise and that of Oregano as well.

    I know they ere both beneficial to you as they aided you health wise. I can feel your pain and how much you miss your most recent loss. The fragrance especially of rosemary as it permeates the air is refreshing; When cooking with rosemary (lamb in particular) there is great anticipation for the flavor of the finish product. As you savor the taste the aroma of its cooking is still in the air.

    Some things happen for a good reason. In you reading what you have written of your dear Rosemary, one can feel the sincere love that you have for this plant. Because I am sure people will be more attracted to your blog, this tribute to Rosemary reinforces your your expressions of nutritional gospels.

    I pray that you will adjust to your loss. It will make you a stronger nutritional advocate/informer.

    Perhaps you can cultivate a new Rosemary not as a replacement for the dearly demised, but as a continuation of its strength and purpose.

    Thank you for sharing.