Tuesday, February 19, 2013

There's Something About Rosemary

This is a continuation of my previous post about rosemary. After writing that post, rosemary really got into my head: I wondered if there was anything to my observation of feeling a little pick-up from my unexpected aromatherapy session and if an infusion of rosemary would be enjoyable. To sate the first curiosity, I consulted my herb reference books. Sounds like rosemary is good for a host of ailments, including fatigue, memory (it symbolized remembrance in days of yore), and migraines. After reading this (particularly that it might help relieve migraine symptoms), I was definitely going to try out an infusion. Plus, I had some leftover rosemary from a meal I had made, and I wanted an easy way to use up the remaining rosemary.

Result: delightful! I made the infusion with a tea ball first and then tried it out using the infusion mug pictured above. If you're going to give this a try, I definitely recommend the infusion mug. The result is much crisper and flavorful. I for one have enjoyed starting my day with a rosemary infusion; it's a nice change from tea or the occasional coffee. I hope you find this alternative morning beverage a pleasant way to usher in the day as well!