Apart from its pharmaceutical properties and usages in cooking, rosemary is said to have the ability to clean the atmosphere and “drive away” bad spirits. It is used as a substitute of incense, as it is also stated by its name in Greek (rosemary = dendro-livano and incense = livani).
Name in other places of Greece:
Dentrolivano, Rosmari, Lasmari, Rozmarini, Arismari, Arismares, Dyosmarini
It is found on wild fields and also cultivated in houses’ courtyards as it used very often in cooking.
Tonic and stimulating herb. Cardiotonic, cholagogue, mycolytic, antiseptic for the lungs, antidiarrheal, emmenagogue.