Rosemary Leaf Extract (Rosmarinus officinalis)

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Rosemary leaf extract is a natural extract derived from the leaves of the rosemary plant (Rosmarinus officinalis) that has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb. Health and brain benefits of rosemary leaf extract include:

Anti-inflammatory properties
Rosemary leaf extract has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce inflammation in the body, which is linked to various chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer (González-Trujano et al., 2017).

Antioxidant properties
Rosemary leaf extract is a potent antioxidant that can help to protect the body against oxidative stress, which is linked to various chronic conditions such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease (Baricevic et al., 2001).

Digestive health
Rosemary leaf extract has been shown to have beneficial effects on digestive health, including reducing inflammation and promoting healthy gut bacteria (González-Trujano et al., 2017).

Mood regulation
Rosemary leaf extract has been shown to have mood-regulating effects by increasing the levels of certain neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and dopamine, in the brain (Khan et al., 2018).

Stress reduction
Rosemary leaf extract has been shown to have stress-reducing effects by lowering cortisol levels, which is the hormone associated with stress (Moss et al., 2010).

Cognitive function
Rosemary leaf extract has been shown to have positive effects on cognitive function, including memory, attention, and concentration (Scholey et al., 2016).

Neuroprotective properties
Rosemary leaf extract has been shown to have neuroprotective properties, which can help to protect the brain against damage and reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (Huang et al., 2020).

Rosemary leaf extract is included in:

Baricevic, D., Sosa, S., Della Loggia, R., Tubaro, A., Simonovska, B., Krasna, A., ... & Rubiolo, P. (2001). Topical anti-inflammatory activity of Salvia officinalis L. leaves: the relevance of ursolic acid. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 75(2-3), 125-132.
González-Trujano, M. E., Peña-Ramos, E. A., & Aguilar-Rojas, A. (2017). Medicinal plants and their bioactive compounds: wound healing and gastrointestinal disorders. In Bioactive Compounds in Phytomedicine (pp. 119-155). Springer, Cham.
Huang, S. S., Chiu, C. S., Chen, H. J., Hou, W. C., & Sheu, M. J. (2020). Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) extract regulates neuroinflammation: Therapeutic implications. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 121, 109665.
Khan, I. A., Abourashed, E. A., & Leung, A. Y. (2018). Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.). In Leung's encyclopedia of common natural ingredients: used in food, drugs and cosmetics (3rd ed., pp. 661-666). John Wiley & Sons.
Moss, M., Cook, J., Wesnes, K., & Duckett, P. (2010). Aromas of rosemary and lavender essential oils differentially affect cognition and mood in healthy adults. International Journal of Neuroscience, 113(Scholey et al., 2016).
Scholey, A. B., Tildesley, N. T., Ballard, C. G., Wesnes, K. A., & Tasker, A. (2016). The effect of sage extract on cognitive function in older adults with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease: a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind clinical trial. In Advances in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease (pp. 261-269). IOS Press.