Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
- Antimicrobial (anti-microbial)
- Antiepileptic: anticonvulsant activity against seizures.
- Antiparkinson’s: The compound carnosol (from Rosemary) significantly protected brain cells from neurotoxicity and improved the cell viability.
- Antidepressant: Involvement of GABAA receptors has been explained as a possible mode of action for inhibition.
- Anxiolytic (anti-anxiety)
- Carminative (relieves flatulence)
- Circulatory Stimulant
- Healthy Digestion
- Nervine: used to stimulate/relax the nerves.
- Brain Health
- Mental Stimulation
- Memory enhancer (nootropic)
- Rosemary leaf extract improves tolerance against cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury (tissue damage caused when blood supply returns to the brain tissue after a period of ischemia or lack of oxygen).
- Stimulant: Three compounds (cirsimaritin, rosmanol and salvigenin) demonstrated central nervous system stimulant activity.
Disease / Symptom Treatment
- Fungal Infections
Title: Neuropharmacology of Lavender, Rosemary and Salvia
Author(s): Amritpal Singh Saroya, Jaswinder Singh
Institution(s): Herbal Consultant Mohali, India; Department of PharmacologySri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Science Amritsar, India
Publication: Pharmacotherapeutic Potential of Natural Products in Neurological Disorders
Abstract: English lavender and true lavender are common names of L. officinalis. The plant belongs to the family Lamiaceae and is native to the Mediterranean.
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