Rosemary[1] (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Healing Properties

  • Antimicrobial (anti-microbial)
  • Antiepileptic: anticonvulsant activity against seizures.[1]
  • Antioxidant
  • 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.[1]
  • Anxiolytic (anti-anxiety)
  • Carminative (relieves flatulence)
  • Circulatory Stimulant
  • Healthy Digestion
  • Nervine: used to stimulate/relax the nerves.
  • Brain Health
    • Mental Stimulation
    • Memory enhancer (nootropic)
    • Neuroprotective
      • 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).[1]
  • Stimulant: Three compounds (cirsimaritin, rosmanol and salvigenin) demonstrated central nervous system stimulant activity.[1]

Disease / Symptom Treatment

  • Colds/Flu
  • Fungal Infections


  1. 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.