Category Archives: Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary Extract as an Anxiolytic Agent

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a medicinal plant often used as a herb in cooking. Rosemary belongs to the mint or Lamiaceae family of plants. Evidence suggests that extracts of rosemary may have particular effects on the central nervous system, and … Continue reading

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Rosemary Polyphenols As Antidepressants

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is an aromatic garden herb that is part of the Lamiaceae or mint family. These plants are characterised by the production of distinctive aromatic oils. A number of species within the mint family have been shown to … Continue reading

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Rosmarinic Acid: Brain Effects

Rosmarinic acid is a metabolite produce by a number of plants including rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) and wormwood (Artemisia capillaris). Rosmarinic acid has a number of effects in animals including antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. Researchers … Continue reading

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Linalool: A Plant Terpene with Anxiolytic Effects

Linalool is a phytochemical belonging to the terpene group. Linalool is a component of the essential oils of a number of aromatic plants and it may have particular medicinal effects. Essential oils are concentrated volatile phytochemicals that produce a strong … Continue reading

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Rosmarinic Acid: Mood Elevating Phytochemical

Rosmarinic acid is a phytochemical with important medicinal properties. Rosmarinic acid is an ester derivative of the hydroxycinnamic acid, caffeic acid. Rosmarinic acid is found in a large number of herbs and spices including rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), basil (Ocimum basilicum), … Continue reading

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Rosmarinic Acid: Phytochemical that protects from Anxiety and Depression

Borage (Echium amoenum) may be a useful treatment for anxiety. Research suggests that the effectiveness of borage against anxiety may relate to the rosmarinic acid content of the plant. A number of other plants from the Boraginaceae (forget-me-not) family may … Continue reading

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The Three Easiest Ways To Increase Antioxidant Levels

Antioxidants are important to humans because they protect our cells and tissues from the free radicals. The free radical theory of disease suggests that excessive accumulation of free radicals such as peroxide, the superoxide anion and the hydroxyl radical are … Continue reading

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Rosemary

The herb rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is actually a member of the mint family, despite its outwardly different appearance. In fact rosemary’s leaves resemble pine leaves more that the lush green leaves of some of the other members of the mint … Continue reading

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