Rosemary: anticancer properties discovered

Present in all Italian kitchens for the aromatic notes released by its twigs, used to give that extra touch to meat, fish and vegetables, rosemary, which has long been at the center of some studies for the beneficial activities demonstrated by some of its components, sees today also confirm important anticancer properties.

The rosemary it’s a officinal plant which grows in large bushes and features beautiful lilac flowers. This aromatic herb is rich in beneficial properties for the body. Has a toning effect, improves the circulation and slow downaging.

Beneficial properties of rosemary

The rosemary stimulates the circulation and contrast i free radicals, going to slow down thecellular aging. It has function healing, improves the health of hair. Improve the breathing, promotes memory and has a positive effect on mood. New research found another as well beneficial property of this aromatic herb.

Rosemary to fight cancer cells

The first to verify its effects on cancer cells in culture of glioblastoma multiforme, between brain tumors more aggressive and with an average survival among the lowest, are the researchers of the Pharmacy Department of the University of Pisa, in particular of the biochemistry group of Professor Claudia Martini in collaboration with that of Phytochemistry of Professor Alessandra Braca.

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Thanks to the study, just published on the prestigious scientific magazine The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, experts noted as some of the components of the plant can be used as adjuvants in traditional anticancer therapies. Especially the fleshy only, present as well as in the rosemary, also in other spices used by Mediterranean diet which the salvia.

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His business would be able to reactivate the proteina p53, a tumor suppressor considered one of the most important factors for the control of development and of progression of the disease, which is inactive in 50% of human cancers.

The discovery is of great significance because, as Chiara Giacomelli (first author of the study) stated:

“It can open to the study of molecules with an important and concrete impact on a nutraceutical and pharmaceutical level”.

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