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Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L., syn Salvia rosmarinus Spenn.) and Its Topical Applications: A Review

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School of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas 13083-894, Brazil
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Institute of Biology, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas 13083-862, Brazil
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Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas 13083-871, Brazil
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Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra (FFUC), 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal
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CEB-Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
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Plants 2020, 9(5), 651; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9050651
Received: 11 February 2020 / Revised: 26 March 2020 / Accepted: 27 March 2020 / Published: 21 May 2020
Topical application is an important administration route for drugs requiring local action on the skin, thereby avoiding their systemic absorption and adverse side effects. Rosmarinus officinalis L. (syn. Salvia rosmarinus Spenn.), popularly known as rosemary, is an aromatic plant with needle-like leaves belonging to the Lamiaceae family. Rosemary has therapeutic properties and has been used in the folk medicine, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries, mainly for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which are attributed to the presence of carnosol/carnosic and ursolic acids. The therapeutic use of rosemary has been explored for the treatment of inflammatory diseases; however, other uses have been studied, such as wound healing and skin cancer and mycoses treatments, among others. Besides it therapeutic uses, rosemary has potential applications in cosmetic formulations and in the treatment of pathological and non-pathological conditions, such as cellulite, alopecia, ultraviolet damage, and aging. This review aims to critically discuss the topical applications of rosemary found in the literature while also offering relevant information for the development of topical formulations of its bioactive compounds. View Full-Text
Keywords: rosemary; antioxidant; anti-inflammatory; flavonoids; polyphenols; terpenes rosemary; antioxidant; anti-inflammatory; flavonoids; polyphenols; terpenes
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de Macedo, L.M.; Santos, É.M.d.; Militão, L.; Tundisi, L.L.; Ataide, J.A.; Souto, E.B.; Mazzola, P.G. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L., syn Salvia rosmarinus Spenn.) and Its Topical Applications: A Review. Plants 2020, 9, 651. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9050651

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de Macedo LM, Santos ÉMd, Militão L, Tundisi LL, Ataide JA, Souto EB, Mazzola PG. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L., syn Salvia rosmarinus Spenn.) and Its Topical Applications: A Review. Plants. 2020; 9(5):651. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9050651

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de Macedo, Lucas M.; Santos, Érica M.d.; Militão, Lucas; Tundisi, Louise L.; Ataide, Janaína A.; Souto, Eliana B.; Mazzola, Priscila G. 2020. "Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L., syn Salvia rosmarinus Spenn.) and Its Topical Applications: A Review" Plants 9, no. 5: 651. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9050651

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