Category Archives: Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

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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