Rosemary has been used as medicine since the ancient Greeks. Its effects range from improving memory to growing hair.
However, in excess rosemary may produce adverse effects. Read on to learn the benefits and limits of rosemary supplementation.
Rosemary (R. officinalis) is a widely used herb that originates from the Mediterranean region. It dates back to the ancient Greeks who hailed the plant for assisting memory and stimulating the brain.
The plant contains an essential oil that is needed for survival and known to boost memory.
osemary is known to have one of the highest antioxidant properties of spices and can combat fungus, bacteria, and cancer.
The antioxidant properties of rosemary extracts differ due to:
- Genetic and growth conditions
- Geographical origin
- Climatic conditions
- Extraction process
- Quality of original plant
- Harvesting date
- Storage and processing
Rosemary can be taken in a wide range of forms including:
The different forms of rosemary can produce different effects. The extracts especially differ depending on how the rosemary is extracted and what compounds are extracted.