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New Progress on Chemical Composition and Pharmacological Effects of Rosmarinus officinalis L.

WU Meng, XU Xiao-jun   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009, China
  • Received:2016-03-05 Online:2016-05-31 Published:2016-06-03

Abstract: Rosemary(Rosmarinus officinalis L.) was a widely consumed plant which belongs to the Lamiaceae family.The chemical compositions and pharmacological effects of rosemary reported in 2011-2015 were reviewed.And the characters and processing methods of rosemary were briefly recommended.The major compositions of rosemary were carnosic acid,carnosol,rosmarinic acid and essential oil.Multitude pharmacological effects of rosemary were recognized,including antibacterial,antioxidant,anxi-depression,metabolic regulation,anti-nerve damage,anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor,and so on.

Key words: rosemary, chemical composition, pharmacological effects

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