Antioxidant and pro-oxidant properties of active rosemary constituents: carnosol and carnosic acid.

@article{Aruoma1992AntioxidantAP,
  title={Antioxidant and pro-oxidant properties of active rosemary constituents: carnosol and carnosic acid.},
  author={Okezie I. Aruoma and Barry Halliwell and R Aeschbach and J L{\"o}ligers},
  journal={Xenobiotica; the fate of foreign compounds in biological systems},
  year={1992},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={257-68}
}
1. Carnosol and carnosic acid have been suggested to account for over 90% of the antioxidant properties of rosemary extract. 2. Purified carnosol and carnosic acid are powerful inhibitors of lipid peroxidation in microsomal and liposomal systems, more effective than propyl gallate. 3. Carnosol and carnosic acid are good scavengers of peroxyl radicals… CONTINUE READING