A(n) herb (or /ˈɝb/; see pronunciation differences) is a plant that is valued for qualities such as medicinal properties, flavor, scent, or the like.
Many plants contain phytochemicals that have effects on the body. There may be some effects even when consumed in the small levels that typify culinary "spicing", and some herbs are toxic in larger quantities. For instance, some types of herbal extract, such as the extract of St. John's-wort (Hypericum perforatum) or of kava (Piper methysticum) can be used for medical purposes to relieve depression and stress. However, large amounts of these herbs may lead to poisoning, and should be used with caution. One herb-like substance, called shilajit, may actually help lower blood glucose levels which is especially important for those suffering from diabetes. Some herbs are used not only for recreation can also be used for medicinal purposes such as cannabis.
Antiproliferation effect of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) on human ovarian cancer cells in vitro.(Report)
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WIPO ASSIGNS PATENT TO NATUREX, DIKANSKY, JACQUES FOR "EXTRACT OF ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS L. LEAVES FOR PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATIONS" (AMERICAN, FRENCH INVENTORS)
Apr 21, 2011; GENEVA, April 21 -- Publication No. WO/2011/047321 was published on April 21. Title of the invention: "EXTRACT OF ROSMARINUS...