herbals rosemary

RECND369

Rosemary

Scientific:Rosmarinus officinalis
Other:Rosemary

Indications

Gastrointestinal
• digestive complaints with bloating and gas causng cramps:
- flatulence
- colic
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

CNS
• mild depression (traditional use)
• poor cerebral circulation
• poor cognition & memory
Alzheimer's disease

Infection (topical application)
cold sores
herpes simplex (HSV)

Dermatologic
cold sores
• alopecia (hair rinse)

Muscolskeletal
osteoarthritis (OA)
rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

Cancer
colorectal cancer
breast cancer
• liver cancer
• stomach cancer
• melanoma
• leukemia

Actions

antispasmodic
carminative
stimulant
antiinflammatory
antidepressant
nootropic
antiseptic
antimicrobial
antiviral
emmenagogue
anticancer
hepatoprotective
antioxidant
cholagogue
rubefacient

Constituents

• Volatile oil
• Phenolic acids (rosmarinic acid)
• Diterpenes (carnosol, rosmanol)
• Triterpenes (ursolic acid)

Posology

• Tincture (1:5 in 40% EtOH): 1-2 ml tid
• Liquid extract (1:1 in 45% EtOH): 2-4 ml tid
• Infusion (dried herb): 1-2 g tid

Safety

Generally considered safe when used as indicated.

Caution: Pregnancy; mild emmenagogue activity.

References

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Barnes J, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines, 3rd ed. London: Pharmaceutical Press, 2007.

Bone K. Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.

Bone K. A Clinical Guide to Blending Liquid Herbs: Herbal Formulations for the Individual Patient. St Louis, MO: Churchill Livingstone, 2003.

Brinker F. The Toxicology of Botanical Medicines, 3rd ed. Sandy, Oregon: Eclectic Medical Publications, 2000.

Felter HW, Lloyd JU. King's American Dispensatory. 1898. http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed/eclectic/kings/main.html. Accessed: August 19, 2006.

Hoffman D. Medical Herbalism. Rochester, Vermont: Healing Arts Press, 2003.

Weiss RF. Herbal Medicine. Beaconsfield, England: Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd, 1988.

Williamson EM, ed. Major Herbs of Ayurveda. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2002

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