In a study published in July 2015, Rosemary, or an extract made from it, was shown to inhibit the growth of melanoma along the A375 cancer cell-line. (i)
Rosemary is also a COX 2 inhibitor which means it reduces inflammation. (ii)
Rosemary has also been shown to have anti-microbial properties, (iii) and has also been implicated in the inhibition of prostate cancer (iv).
Rosemary is not hard to incorporate. It’s great with almost any steamed white fish combined with lemon and olive oil. Mushrooms taste great with rosemary, garlic and wine. One of the easiest baked chicken recipes is one with rosemary, garlic and lemon.
Rosemary has also been shown to have anti-depressant properties, (v) which is great during the winter months when we may be exposed to less sunshine.
i) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26176704 , http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0132439