tipThe rosemary, Labiacee plant belonging to the family, is one of the herbs most used in the kitchen and her herbal tea is packed with health benefits. The infusion of rosemary, in fact, represents an ancient natural remedy to obtain various benefits. For all the information on the preparation of rosemary herbal tea. I refer you to the page: rosemary infusion.
Rosemary can adapt to growing in pots but grows best in the garden. You can grow rosemary at the edge of the garden or vegetable garden: it has a bushy habit and does not require too much attention. For all information on the cultivation of rosemary, I refer you to the guide: how to grow rosemary.
Having a plant in a pot or in the garden allows you to comfortably collect fresh rosemary to use whenever the need arises.
Probably, if you are wondering how to dry rosemary it is because you already have this fragrant plant available and want to arrange for drying.
Unlike many aromatic herbs, rosemary does not lose its properties during drying and it is for this reason that it lends itself well to being stored. The only recommendation is to use airtight glass jars to store the rosemary after drying .
In this way, the dried needles will retain their pleasant aroma for a long time. In this regard, we will show you how to dry rosemary following our step-by-step instructions.
At the time of purchase, the rosemary is already cut and protected by a cellophane bag. If you need to collect it yourself, here are some indications:
At harvest time, don’t worry about the health of the plant: the detached twig will soon be replaced by new and lush buds!
If you pick a young and tender branch, know that you could get a new seedling. Rosemary is easy to multiply and propagation by cuttings works very well, even in water, without using particular substrates for rooting. For all the information I invite you to read the page: rosemary, cutting in water.
To arrange the bouquets in an orderly manner, you can line them up on a wooden rod to hang at its ends.
If you think it is more appropriate to keep them away from dust or insects, just insert the bunches in the paper bags of the bread. But you will have to drill a few holes on each side to allow the air to pass, they will dry very well.
I do not recommend this procedure because a second of distraction is enough to pulverize the rosemary and end up with a product that is no longer dried but burned or “cooked”.
In the oven, there is a risk of compromising the properties of rosemary by deactivating the precious active ingredients and making it unusable.
Those who want to try, will have to place the sprigs of rosemary (dry) on baking paper and heat the oven to the minimum, with a temperature never exceeding 50 ° C. During the ‘ drying of rosemary in the oven keep the semi-open door.