Hydroponic Rosemary Grown in Calgary, AB
Hydroponic rosemary is a fragrant evergreen herb with plenty of cooking and cosmetic applications. It is often used as a culinary spice in cuisine preparations, while the cosmetic applications revolve around pharmaceutical and perfume manufacturing.
Rosemary is a herb that grows on the evergreen shrub known as Salvia rosmarinus (formerly Rosmarinus officinalis). The rosemary plant is native to the Mediterranean region and has been used in cooking and herbal/folklore medicine for thousands of years.
Today it grows across Asia, America and Europe.
How is rosemary used? It’s most often used for culinary purposes, including adding earthiness and other flavors to recipes. Additionally, it has many therapeutic and household uses, including making herbal teas, candles, perfumes, hair care products and more.
This herb has a strong smell and taste, and it is also packed with antioxidants, volatile oils and other protective phytochemical compounds. Rosemary’s taste is described as warm and somewhat bitter.
It’s in the same plant family as mint (the Lamiaceae family, which consists of more than 7,000 species), yet doesn’t have the same distinct menthol flavor.
The rosemary plant is also the source of concentrated rosemary essential oil, which is used to help relieve conditions including pain, inflammation, gastrointestinal pains, anxiety and respiratory issues. The essential oil of rosemary has been found to contain many protective compounds, including:
- rosmarinic acid
- carnosic acid
Rosemary in Hair Care
Rosemary’s stimulating and restorative herbal properties are a perfect match for hair. Rosemary is lauded in herbal medicine as a circulatory stimulant and beneficial when applied externally. Applying rosemary to the scalp is said to keep the hair follicles healthy and prevent hair loss. Rosemary also moisturizes hair and enhances shine in dark hair. At NuLeaf we specialize in growing these natural healing compounds in our specially designed growth chambers. Once matured, our hydroponic rosemary is hand harvested and steam distilled creating an all natural, chemical free rosemary hydrosol ideal for creating strong vibrant hair.
Rosemary Starter Plant Care
Maturity: 120-180 days
Height: 24-60 Inches (20-150 cm)
Spacing: 8-24 Inches (20-60 cm)
Light: Full Sun (Great performance under full spectrum LED grow lights)
Media Type: Hydroponic or soil- All NuLeaf starter plants are grown using flexiplugs in our hydroponic systems. When transplanting plugs into soil, be sure to water plants daily and keep soil moist until plants root system is established.
pH Range: 6.0 to 6.5
Watering: Keep moist at all time
Fertilizing: Balanced fertilizer blend ideal for vegetative growth.
Nutrients: Nitrogen= High, Phosphorus = Moderate, Potassium = Moderate, Calcium= High, Magnesium= Moderate
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