Preventive and Protective Properties of Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis L.) in Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus of Metabolic Disorders: A Brief Review, Current Opinion in Food Science, 10 February 2015, Rashin Sedighi, Yantao Zhao, Aaron Yerke, Shengmin Sang
- Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina Research Campus, 500 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081, United States
Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis L.) has been used as herbal medicine to treat various chronic diseases worldwide since ancient times. Recent evidence has shown the potential of rosemary for treatment of obesity and diabetes mellitus due to its anti-hyperlipidemic and anti-hyperglycaemic effects. This review summarizes the current knowledge on the major active components in rosemary, and the efficacy and underlying mechanism of rosemary and its components against obesity and diabetes.