Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a very popular herb in Greece. Native to the Mediterranean region, it is also widely grown in gardens for culinary and medicinal use. Rosemary is a hardy plant, needs little water and thrives even in rocky mountainous places or coastal areas. Suitable for growing in warm climates, it loves the dry climate. Rosemary has a pleasant aroma and spicy, mildly bitter, flavor. The aromatic leaves of the herb are used in many dishes, adding a unique flavor to roast recipes, herbal teas and beverages, as well as to confectionery.