The generic name comes apparently from rhops, Greek word meaning shrub and from the Latin marinus derived from the Greek myrinos, aromatic. Previously it was believed that it came from ros, dew, and marinus, marine, because it is typical of coastal areas. It is a species known since ancient times for its many uses and healing properties.
Rosemary is an aromatic plant, honey producer (remember rosemary honey), typical of the Mediterranean scrub, is used to coat and perfume the streets in Spanish cities like Seville during the feast of Corpus Christi.
Among the medicinal properties we can highlight the antispasmodic and diuretic among many others. Remember a saying: the virtues of rosemary can speak a whole year.
In 1579 the vegetation of the Cruise Garden began to be seasoned and rosemary bushes were planted. These gardening activities and other interventions were completed around 1581 and it is clear from a letter that Enrique Guzman, then warden of the Alcázar, wrote to his Majesty Philip II dated in Cordoba on 8th November of that year, where some old species were torn old and new ones were planted, which confirms the presence of rosemary in the Alcazar at least from this period.