Rosemery, originated from Mediterranean, has linear and long leaf, light blue and siphonate flower.There is full-bodied flavor from leaf and flower. Its extract has strong anti-oxidant, main ingredients are carnosic acid, carnosol, rosmarinic acid, ursolic acid.Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant,evergreen, needlelike leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region.It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which includes many other herbs. The name "rosemary" derives from the Latin for "dew" (ros) and "sea" (marinus), or "dew of the sea".The plan is also sometimes called anthos, from the ancient Greek word , meaning "flower".Rosemary has a fibrous root systemRosmarinic acid is considered to be a natural, efficient and stable (high temperature durable), security, non-toxic and none-side-effects, water-soluble antioxidant and a green food additive. Research shows that, rosemary acid has a strong effect to remove Free Radicals. Its antioxidant activity is stronger than vitamins E. It also has broad-spectrum antimicrobial, antivirus, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, anti-platelet aggregation and thrombosis, antiangiogenic, antidepressants, fight neurodegenerative diseases functions.
1) Rosmarinic acid exhibits various pharmacological activities including prevention of oxidation of low density lipoprotein,inhibition of murine cell proliferative activity and of cyclooxygenase,and anti-allergic action.
2) The biological activity of rosmarinic acid is described as antibacterial,antiviral,and antioxidative.
3) Its activity especially against rheumatic and inflammatory conditions makes it a sought-after substance for use in phytotherapy.
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