BioPure Rosemary Herbal Tincture
Intended for internal or external use†.
Servings Per Container: 60 dropperfulls
We obtain raw ingredients and materials from ethical and reliable suppliers worldwide. We use organic, gluten-free alcohol made from non-GMO corn, and we use state-of-the art USP purified water systems for all dilution involving water.
Rosemarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a member of the mint family (Lamiaceae), native to the Mediterranean, and grows as a small to medium-sized shrub, bearing pale blue to white flowers in the summer. The herb has been used for centuries, as a flavorful spice in foods, a fragrant addition to soaps and cosmetics, and also for a variety of health benefits.
The species name, ‘officinalis’, was often given to plants and animals that embodied a long history of medicinal use and health lore (Pearn 2010). Rosemary was used by ancient healers in dealing with a variety of issues including skin problems, respiratory disorders, flatulence, constipation, menstrual discomfort, hair loss, dandruff, depression, and improving memory (Ulbricht et al 2010, Herb Wisdom). The ancient Greeks believed rosemary stimulated the mind and improved memory, so sprigs of the herb were often woven into garlands or taken into exams by scholars (Herb Society). Rosemary has also long been thought of as a symbol of remembrance, love, trust, and friendship, and was used in funerals, weddings, and religious ceremonies.
Modern research has found numerous bioactive constituents in the rosemary plant, the most significant of which include polyphenolic diterpenes such as carnosic acid and carnosol, and derivatives of phenolic acids such as caffeic and rosmarinic acid (Razborsek et al 2007, Petiwala et al 2013). These compounds appear to give rosemary potent antioxidant (del Baño et al 2003, Pérez-Fons 2010, Kasparavičienė et al 2013) as well as antimicrobial (Moreno et al 2006, Luqman et al 2007) properties. Rosemary’s antioxidant activity has been shown to exert a hepatoprotective effect on the livers of mice (Gutiérrez et al 2010) suggesting the herb may be useful in impeding liver cirrhosis. Mengoni et al 2011 and Emami et al 2013 reported that rosemary also showed anti-inflammatory effects in experiments with mice.
Rosemary is being extensively studied (with many promising results) for reducing the risk of many cancers (Chun et al 2014, Petiwala et al 2013, Yesil-Celiktas et al 2010). It has also demonstrated a protective effect in relation to cellular damage induced by radiation. Alcaraz et al 2011 found rosmarinic acid produced a 58% reduction in human blood chromosomal damage from x-ray exposure, and human lymphocytes treated with carnosic acid and carnosol showed protection against gamma-ray induced chromosomal damage (Del Baño et al 2006). The liver cells of mice showed significant protection from harmful radiation exposure when pretreated with extracts of rosemary (Soyal et al 2006). Rosmarinic acid may have potential as a sunscreen agent because when human skin cells were treated with it, they showed a significant decrease in damage due to solar and other ionizing radiations. This was probably due to radical scavenging activity, regulation of tyrosinase activity, and stimulation of melanin production (Sánchez-Campillo et al 2009).
Studies also suggest that components of rosemary have the potential to assist the body in removing toxins. They appear to do this via a number of mechanisms, including radical scavenging activity, enhancing the activity of enzymes involved in the body’s natural detoxification pathways (Singletary and Rokusek 1997, Gutiérrez et al 2010), and by chelation with heavy metals (Psotová et al 2003).
BioPure’s rosemary leaf extract is made with 33% organic ethanol and purified water.
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BioPure’s herbal tinctures are each chosen for its specific health-supporting properties and strictly selected from the finest harvests. BioPure selects products grown in an environment free of fertilizers and insecticides. Our formulas are based on herbs with a proven historical track record in traditional healing therapies that have been used for centuries.
† or use as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
* Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and are designed to be used as part of an overall health plan with your authorized healthcare provider. Individuals taking food supplements or have an underlying health condition should consult with their authorized healthcare provider before using these products. We suggest that you consult your authorized healthcare provider if you have any health problems and require a medical diagnosis, medical advice or treatment. Statements herein have not been evaluated by the FDA. We do not recommend any of our natural products to be used for small children without the guidance of a licensed healthcare provider. We do not recommend that any of our products be used while breastfeeding, while pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
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