Rosemary is pine-scented herb. The herb has flat, needle-like leaves that are about one-inch in length, green in color with a silver-grey sheen on the underside. Rosemary’s needle-like leaves grow in thick rows, straight upward on multi-branched, woody stems. The fragrance is very pungent, with a bitter and astringent, pine-like taste. Rosemary is a good source of vitamin A and beta-carotene, as well as the minerals potassium and calcium. The volatile oils in Rosemary contain natural compounds like pinene and camphene, which are terpenes that give Rosemary its intense aroma, and other phytochemicals such as cineol. These compounds give Rosemary anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-microbial properties.