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Rosemary Herbal Extract ( Rosemarianus officinalis ) - 50 ml

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Rosemary Herbal Extract ( Rosemarianus officinalis ) - 50 ml


     May help with


    • Choleretic
    • Cholagogue
    • Nephroprotective
    • Cardiac tonic
    • Diuretic
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • expectorant - Pulmonary antiseptic
    • Memory enhancement


    Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Rosemary


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    plant name


    Rosemary , Crown Grass


    International Latin denomination


    Rosmarinus officinalis L.



    botanical family




    Description and habitat


    • Evergreen bushy shrub, with sessile, linear and leathery dark green leaves, with a characteristic aromatic odor (camphorous, imitating the smell of incense )
    • Inflorescences of pale blue or light lilac flowers smeared with purple spots
    • Very polymorphic, there are several chemotypes depending on the geographical origin:


    History and tradition



    Parts used



    Dosage forms available



    Usual dosages




    Main components of the plant



    Main components of buds or young shoots



    Main components of essential oil





    Plant properties


    • Choleretic and cholagogue, carminative, stimulation of digestive secretions, anti-ulcer (hydro-alcoholic extracts [3]
    • Protection of the hepatocyte against peroxidation and toxins by aqueous and hydro-alcoholic extracts, diterpenes: rosmanol and carnosol [4] , [5] , [6]
    • Experimentation with rosemary extract on cultured hepatocytes demonstrated a protective action against the peroxidative effects of tert-butyl hydroperoxide.
    • The effect of the young shoot is greater than that of the adult leaf [7]
    • Nephroprotective [8]
    • Demonstrated pharmacological actions: relaxation of bronchial and intestinal smooth muscles, anti-inflammatory effect by reduction of leukotrienes and increase in the production of PGE2, inhibition of complement and lipid peroxidation, prevention of carcinogenicity linked to the formation of adducts of DNA [9]
    • Carnosol protects brain dopaminergic black cells (5) and carnosic acid increases the synthesis of nerve growth factor NGF [10]
    • Carnosol protects dopaminergic neurons [ 11]
    • Diuretic, tonic and stimulant
    • Cardiac tonic ( oleanolic acid , ursolic acid ), inhibition of lipid peroxidation [12]
    • Analgesic, like many plants of the Lamiaceae family [13]
    • Spasmolytic by its essential oil
    • Anti-inflammatory [14]
    • Anticonvulsant (must depend on dose)
    • Inhalation causes hyperactivity
    • Antiviral [16] (le carnosol est antiviral)
    • Increase in the antibacterial activity of antibiotics and decrease in resistance [17] , in vitro anti - Helicobacter pylori activity [18]
    • Anti-acne potentialities (decreases inflammation induced by Propionibacterium acnes ) [19]
    • Antioxidant activity [20] ( carnosol , carnosic acid ), interesting in cancers (prostate) [21]
      • The powerful antioxidant activity has caught the attention of food manufacturers; partly linked to rosmarinic acid , it is mainly due to diterpenic 0-diphenols ( carnosic acid ) whose effectiveness has been evaluated on different models and deemed sufficient (≥ to that of BHT) for extracts to be marketed (France , USA, Germany)
      • Rosemary extracts are primary antioxidants, acting as proton donors during the formation of free radicals. They significantly delay fat oxidation in lipid and food systems
    • Protein glycation inhibitor [22]
    • Anti-proliferative effect [23]

    Bud properties

    • Hepatoprotective, according to Fleurentin, young rosemary shoots are more active in hepatic protection than adult plant preparations [24]
    • Cholagogue and choleretic, diuretic [25]
    • For Pol Henry hepatodigestive allergy [26]


    Properties of essential oil


    • Anti-inflammatory by inhibition of leukocyte migration [27] and analgesic [28]
    • Antimicrobial [29]
    • Antibacterial, antifungal, decreases the resistance of Escherichia coli to antibiotics and of Candida albicans to antifungals [30]
    • Agonist effect on alpha-1 and alpha-2 adrenergic receptors, which leads to a decrease in the secretion and effects of catecholamines on the vessels [31]
    • The essential oil of Rosmarinus officinalis , ct cineole applied topically has a vasodilating and warming effect which helps to improve Raynaud's phenomenon [32] , increases the perception of heat in patients with Raynaud's phenomenon linked to systemic sclerosis, without increasing the skin temperature measured by infrared thermography [33]
    • Antioxidant and DNA protector [34]
    • Neurotoxic ( camphor ) but hepatoprotective at low doses [35] , [36] if camphor is not higher than 10-15%
    • Expectorant, pulmonary antiseptic ( mainly 1,8-cineole chemotype )
    • Inhalation of HE ( 1,8-cineole chemotype ) improves memory capacities [37] , [38]
    • More specific indications of the different chemotypes  :




    Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


    • Digestive and hepatobiliary disorders
    • Asthenia, convalescence
    • Infectious diseases and their consequences
    • External use in rheumatism
    • small heart failures
    • The effect of the young shoot is superior to that of the adult leaf in hepatoprotection


    Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


    Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


      • Camphor chemotype  : rheumatic diseases, joint pain, muscular contractures by local route
      • Verbenone and bornyl acetate chemotype :  cellulite, metabolic overload
      • 1,8 - cineole chemotype  : ENT and broncho-pulmonary conditions, sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma
    • Asthenia, overwork
    • External use :
      • Tired hair, dandruff, hair loss, identical efficacy of rosemary HE to that of minoxidil [40]


    Known or suspected mode of action


    • Rosmarinic acid is anti-asthenic and antiviral
    • Carnosol and carnosic acid are powerful antioxidants (like rosmarinic acid ) in food
    • Oleanolic acid and ursolic acid are heart tonic
    • Camphor is a pulmonary antiseptic and cardio-respiratory stimulant, relaxing smooth and striated muscles, externally revulsive, and slightly anesthetic


    Usual formulations





    Possible side effects and precautions for use



    Bibliographic references


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    2. Go↑ Hoefler C. Contribution to the pharmacological study of extracts of Rosmarinus officinalis L., and in particular of young shoots: choleretic, anti-hepatotoxic, anti-inflammatory and diuretic activities, University of Metz, Center for Environmental Sciences: thesis doctorate, specialty pharmacognosy, 1994.
    3. Go↑ Dias PC, Sheet MA, Potenti A, de Carvalho JE. Antiulcerogenic activity of crude hydroalcoholic extract of Rosmarinus officinalis L. J Ethnopharmacol. 2000 Jan; 69 (1): 57-62
    4. Go↑ Joyeux M, Rolland A, Fleurentin J, Mortier F, Dorfman P. tert-Butyl hydroperoxide-induced injury in isolated rat hepatocytes: a model for studying anti-hepatotoxic crude drugs. Planta Med. 1990 Apr;56(2):171-4. PMID 2353064
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