|Carnosic acid is a plastidial catecholic diterpene found in herb extracts such as Rosemary, Sage and Oregano. Carnosic acid has anti oxidant and anti microbial properties. Carnosic acid is increasingly exploited within food, nutritional health and Veterinary Medicine.
Carnosic acid is used as a preservative or antioxidant in food and nonfood products (e.g. toothpaste, mouthwash and chewing gum -in which it has an antimicrobial effect on the microbes responsible for bad breath- or skin care products).
Carnosic acid from Rosmarinus officinalis is used to study its mechanisms as an antioxidant that protects lipids from peroxidation and proteins from carbonylation. Carnosic acid is used to assess its neuroprotective activies including its ability to modulate the neurotoxic effects of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA). Carnosic acid may also be used to study it anticancer potential.
Phenolic compound that is naturally occurring with antioxidant properties. Inhibits lipid peroxidation which is caused by NADH or NADPH oxidation.