A recent survey taken by Unifran (University of Franca), examined a substance present in oregano for liver disease. The substance is called as rosmarinic acid, It is commonly found in species of Boraginaceae and Lamiaceae subfamily Nepetoideae. However, is also found in species of other families of higher plants and some species of ferns and Ceratophyllum.
Rosmarinic acid is a natural phenolic compound and displays biological activities as:
Besides eliminating toxins, previne a anemia, aids in digestion, decreases gases (flatulence) and relieves rheumatic pain and joint among other.
However, the cellular mechanisms by which rosmarinic acid exerts its anti-inflammatory effects are not fully understood and requires further investigation.
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