PHYTO- NUTRIENTS Rosemaranic acid:

  • Anti-oxidant
  • Reduces inflammatory messengers (such as leukotriene B4)
  • Useful for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, brochial asthma and atheroscerosis
  • Food preservative – due to powerful anti-oxidants
  • Flavonoids and volatile oil stimulates immune system, increases circulation and improves digestion
  • Increases concentration – stimulates blood flow to head and brain
  • Reported effects include
    • Anhidrotic effects (prevents perspiration)
    • Blood sugar lowering effects in diabetics
    • Anti-microbal
    • Diaphoretic – warms the inside of the body and promotes perspiration
PLANT FAMILY Mint. Related to: Basil, Mint, Rosemary, Oregano, Marjoram, Thyme
DANGERS Not good for pregnant and nursing mothers – can dry up the flow of milk during lactation

Adapted from:

Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books

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