Suppression

Carnosol

Category: Natural chemicals

Type

Voluntary

Introduction and description

Carnosol is a naturally occurring phytopolyphenol and a diterpene.

It is found in a number of plants [see the observation] and  functions as an antioxidant [notably Nitric oxide] and an anticarcinogen.

These results suggest that carnosol suppresses the NO production and iNOS gene expression by inhibiting NF-kappaB activation, and provide possible mechanisms for its anti-inflammatory and chemopreventive action PMID: 12082020

 

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