(redirected from wild rosemary)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a genus of evergreen low-growing shrubs of the family Ericaceae.

There are about ten species of Ledum distributed in the cold and temperate zones of the northern hemisphere, where they grow primarily in peat bogs and damp forests and on tundras and alpine tundras. In the USSR there are four species, of which the most common is marsh tea (L. palustre). The young stems and the underside of the leaves of Ledum are covered with thick reddish hairs. The flowers are white and gathered in corymbs at the ends of the stems. The entire plant gives off a strong, heavy odor.

Infusions of Ledum are used medicinally as expectorants, and Ledum oil extract is applied externally to treat skin ailments. The leaves of marsh tea are used in homes and in agriculture to combat insect pests. In Eastern Siberia, Dahurian rhododendron (Rhododendron dahuricum) is often called Ledum, or Korean rhododendron.


Tolmachev, A. I. “K poznaniiu evraziatskikh vidov roda Ledum L.” In Botanicheskie materialy gerbariia Botanich. in-ta AN SSSR, vol. 15. Moscow-Leningrad, 1953.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
These two Greek products blend together naturally, without any additives or artificial flavours, resulting in a finely balanced taste of olive oil with the flavours and aroma of wild rosemary and oregano.
Ingredients 400g chicken breast chunks 1 red onion, cut into small wedges Filippo Berio extra virgin olive oil spray 1 tsp Cooks' Ingredients wild rosemary 2 tsp Cooks' Ingredients balsamic glaze ' x 300g pack cherry vine tomatoes ' x 100g pack salad spinach 410g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed For the dressing: Zest of 1 lemon plus ' the juice 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar Pinch sugar Method Preheat the oven to 200C, gas mark 6.
Its face oil (pounds 23.50) leaves skin feeling and smelling divine, and contains Juniper Berry, Ylang Ylang and Jasmine, while its purifying cream cleanser (pounds 19.59) has oil of lavender stem, roman camomile and wild rosemary and can be used on the most fragile of skin.
Ingredients for the filling: 1tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 onion, finely chopped 100g carrots, peeled and diced 300ml vegetable stock 2tbsp Waitrose tomato puree 1tsp Waitrose Cooks' Ingredients dried wild rosemary 2tbsp redcurrant jelly 350g pack fresh Quorn chicken style pieces 100g frozen peas Ingredients for the mash: 4 medium parsnips, peeled and cubed (about 600g) 2 large bramley apples, peeled, cored and cubed (about 400g) 15g butter Method Prepare the mash by placing the parsnips in a pan and covering with cold water.