The name derives from the Latin ros (dew) and maris (seas). This aromatic plant is irreplaceable in the kitchen. Excellent with meat, fish, sauces and making sausages it is the most used herb in Mediterranean cooking. In the cosmetic industry it is used to make shampoo or as an astringent in lotions; in ointments for its tonic properties. In perfumes it is used in the making of colognes. In aromatherapy, to improve the memory, for depression and to relieve migraines. Its therapeutic properties are: stimulant, tonic, antispasmodic, stomachic, eupeptic, antioxidant, anti-inflamatory and antiseptic. Its use above all is that of an essential oil, it is contraindicated for epileptics.
CultureForm of propagation
Upright or prostrate, according to the varietyLight
Prefers full sunTemperature
Can withstand mild coldHumidity
Prefers a low humidity level in the substratum