It is cultivated in many parts of the world. It has found a habitat up to 1500-1700 m altitudes, especially in Turkey and especially in countries with a coast to the Mediterranean. It has many varieties and forms. It has been cultivated in temperate and warm climate regions, especially in the Mediterranean basin. It grows wild in Mediterranean countries. It has spread to Portugal, Yugoslavia, France, Spain, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Italy. It grows wild on the western and southern coasts of our country. It is grown in parks and gardens.
In the kitchen, meat, vegetables, omelets, soups, sauces and salads are also consumed with pleasure in almost all kinds of foods. It is used in the food industry, mainly in spices and by-products, non-alcoholic beverages, condiment products and meats, as well as confectionery, ice cream and bakery products. Apart from the use of the food industry, rosemary antioxidants that are as effective as synthetics have been produced and evaluated recently. It is also used in perfumery, cosmetics and pharmacy.