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Salvia rosmarinus (rosemary)
Salvia rosmarinus, commonly known as rosemary, belongs to the Lamiaceae (mint) family. Its previous scientific name, prior to being revised in 2017, was Rosemarinus officinalis - you'll likely encounter this name listed on herbal products, textbooks, online articles, etc. Its leaves/twigs are used medicinally for modulating inflammation, as well as for supporting digestion, sleep, anxiety, concentration, & memory. Its notable chemical constituents include rosmarnic acid, carnosol, α-pinene. Its properties include the following: cardiovascular stimulant, antioxidant, antimicrobial, choleretic, carminative, astringent, emmenogogue, hepatoprotective, diuretic, nervine. It's beneficial for promoting peripheral circulation. Note that rosemary is considered contraindicated in pregnancy because of its emmenagogue property.
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