rosemary

rosemary

PHYTO- NUTRIENTS Rosemaranic acid

  • Anti-oxidant and reduces inflammatory messengers (such as leukotriene B4)
  • Useful for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, brochial asthma and atheroscerosis
NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS
  • Food preservative – due to powerful anti-oxidant
  • Flavonoids and volatile oil are antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and stimulate immune system
  • Improves digestion, treats infections of stomach and intestine and is antispasmodic
  • Powerful anti-oxidant flavonoids and essential oils treat and prevent oxidative diseases such as atherosclerosis, arthritis, diabetic neuropathies and cancer, particularly liver cancer
  • Increases blood circulation and concentration – stimulates blood flow to head and brain
    • Treats Alzheimer’s by preventing breakdown of acetylcholine and also improving circulation in brain
    • Treats nervous disorders, upset stomach, headaches, hypotension, baldness, pains and sprains
    • Treats cloudy thinking, menopausal brain fog and stagnant depression (used with holy basil, lavender and / or damiana)
  • Mild nervine, nootropic, carminative and liver tonic
PLANT FAMILY Mint. Related to: Basil, Mint, Oregano, Marjoram, Sage, Thyme
HEALING USE 1/2 tsp in 8oz water, steep 20 mins
Rosemary, fresh Rosemary, dried
Nutrient Unit RDA UL per 100 g %RDA 1Tbl = 5g 1Tbl = 5g
Water g 67.77
Energy kcal 131
Protein g 3.31
Total lipid (fat) g 5.86
Carbohydrate, by difference g 20.7
Sugars, total g 14.1
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 1000.0 2500.0 317 31.70% 1.59% 6.40%
Iron, Fe mg 8.0 45.0 6.65 83.13% 4.16% 18.28%
Magnesium, Mg mg 420.0 91 21.67% 1.08% 2.62%
Phosphorus, P mg 700.0 4000.0 66 9.43% 0.47% 0.50%
Potassium, K mg 470.0 668 142.13% 7.11% 10.16%
Sodium, Na mg 26
Zinc, Zn mg 11.0 40.0 0.93 8.45% 0.42% 1.47%
Copper, Cu mg 0.9 10.0 0.301 33.44% 1.67% 3.06%
Manganese, Mn mg 2.3 11.0 0.96 41.74% 2.09% 4.06%
Selenium, Se µg 55.0 400.0 0.00% 0.00% 0.42%
Vitamins
Vitamin C mg 90.0 2000.0 21.8 24.22% 1.21% 3.40%
Thiamin mg 1.2 0.036 3.00% 0.15% 2.14%
Riboflavin mg 1.3 0.152 11.69% 0.58% 1.65%
Niacin mg 16.0 35.0 0.912 5.70% 0.29% 0.31%
Pantothenic acid mg 5.0 0.804 16.08% 0.80% 0.00%
Vitamin B-6 mg 1.7 200.0 0.336 19.76% 0.99% 5.12%
Folate, total µg 400.0 1000.0 109 27.25% 1.36% 3.84%
Vitamin B-12 µg 2.4 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Vitamin A, IU IU 5000.0 50000.0 2924 58.48% 2.92% 3.13%
Phytosterols mg 44
Flavonoids
Hesperetin mg 0
Naringenin mg 24.9
Flavones
Apigenin mg 0.6
Luteolin mg 2
Flavonols
Isorhamnetin mg 0
Kaempferol mg 0
Quercetin mg 0

RDA – Recommended Dietary Amount recommendations are based upon calculations for a 40 year old very active man that I have adapted from USDA’s Dietary Intake Guidelines. Using this link you can make your own calculations

Adapted from:

Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books

USDA food database

Adapted from:

Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books

Winston, D. & Maimes, S. (2007). Adaptogens: Herbs for strength, stamina and stress relief. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press

Balch, P.A. (2002). Prescription for herbal healing. New York, NY: Avery books

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