A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW ABOUT ANTICANCER AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES OF ROSEMARY OIL (ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS L)

Maria Simona CHIȘ, Sevastița MUSTE, Adriana PĂUCEAN, Simona MAN, Vlad MURESAN, Ioana Daniela CĂLIAN (IANOȘ)

Abstract


Nowadays, cancer is one of the most common diseases in all over the world. The concept that there is a close relationship between food and diseases like cancer is widely accepted. The scientists are now searching a natural drug in order to prevent or to cure this disease. Their attention is focused on bioactive compounds of plants that could have antitumorogenic activities. The following mini-review attempts to synthesize the importance of rosemary in cancer prevention, but also in food preservation industry thanks to its rich chemical composition on bioactive compounds that could also have antimicrobial activities.

Keywords


rosemary, cancer, bioactive compounds, carnosic acid, carnasol, antimicrobial.

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