acid, an antioxidant and antimicrobial found in many plants such as rosemary
and oregano, prevents cell damage caused by free radical reactions — reactions
that are thought to be involved in inflammation, arthritis and the aging
process in general. It also shows promise as a preventative for arterial plaque
formation, as an HIV integrase inhibitor, and for treating bronchial
asthma, gingivitis and inflammatory
diseases in general.