Summary: A plant genus of the family ERICACEAE.

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  1. Jaenson T, Palsson K, Borg Karlson A. Evaluation of extracts and oils of tick-repellent plants from Sweden. Med Vet Entomol. 2005;19:345-52 pubmed
    Abstract. Leaves of Myrica gale Linnaeus (Myricaceae), Rhododendron tomentosum (Stokes) H. Harmaja (formerly Ledum palustre Linnaeus: Ericaceae) and Artemisia absinthium Linnaeus (Asteraceae) were extracted with organic solvents of ..
  2. Kasper Pakosz R, Pietras M, Łuczaj Ł. Wild and native plants and mushrooms sold in the open-air markets of south-eastern Poland. J Ethnobiol Ethnomed. 2016;12:45 pubmed
    ..Very few medicinal or green vegetable plants were sold. An interesting feature of the markets was the sale of Ledum palustre as an insect repellent...
  3. Kennedy P, Mielke L, Nguyen N. Ecological responses to forest age, habitat, and host vary by mycorrhizal type in boreal peatlands. Mycorrhiza. 2018;28:315-328 pubmed publisher
    ..shrub), we sampled the roots of two canopy trees (Larix laricina and Picea mariana) and an ericaceous shrub (Ledum groenlandicum) at four sites in northern Minnesota, USA...
  4. Khorsand Rosa R, Oberbauer S, Starr G, Parker La Puma I, Pop E, Ahlquist L, et al. Plant phenological responses to a long-term experimental extension of growing season and soil warming in the tussock tundra of Alaska. Glob Chang Biol. 2015;21:4520-32 pubmed publisher
    ..representing four growth forms: (i) graminoids (Carex bigellowii and Eriophorum vaginatum); (ii) evergreen shrubs (Ledum palustre, Cassiope tetragona, and Vaccinium vitis-idaea); (iii) deciduous shrubs (Betula nana and Salix pulchra); ..
  5. Cui Q, Song C, Wang X, Shi F, Yu X, Tan W. Effects of warming on N2O fluxes in a boreal peatland of Permafrost region, Northeast China. Sci Total Environ. 2018;616-617:427-434 pubmed publisher
    ..Fruticosa community (B. Fruticosa) and Ledum. palustre community (L. palustre) during the growing seasons from 2013 to 2015...
  6. Urcelay C, Bret Harte M, Diaz S, Chapin F. Mycorrhizal colonization mediated by species interactions in arctic tundra. Oecologia. 2003;137:399-404 pubmed
    ..The treatments applied were removal of Betula nana ( Betulaceae, dominant deciduous shrub species), removal of Ledum palustre ( Ericaceae, dominant evergreen shrub species), control (no removal), and each of these three treatments ..
  7. Hu H, Sun L. [Estimation of carbon release from shrubs, herbages and litters in Daxing' an Mountains by forest fires in 1980-1999,]. Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao. 2007;18:2647-53 pubmed
    ..08% and 82.56%, respectively in Ledum palustre - Larix gmelinii forest and Pinus sylvestris var...
  8. Choi W, Chang S, Bhatti J. Drainage affects tree growth and C and N dynamics in a minerotrophic peatland. Ecology. 2007;88:443-53 pubmed
    ..The effects of forested peatland drainage or drying on C and N balances deserve further research in order to better understand their roles in future global change...
  9. Nicolato E, Boschi F, Marzola P, Sbarbati A. Secretory response induced by essential oils on airway surface fluid: a pharmacological MRI study. J Ethnopharmacol. 2009;124:630-4 pubmed publisher
    ..The availability of a pharmacological magnetic resonance imaging approach opens new perspectives to test the action of volatile compounds on the airway...

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  1. Botsoglou N, Taitzoglou I, Zervos I, Botsoglou E, Tsantarliotou M, Chatzopoulou P. Potential of long-term dietary administration of rosemary in improving the antioxidant status of rat tissues following carbon tetrachloride intoxication. Food Chem Toxicol. 2010;48:944-50 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that dietary rosemary has the potential to become a promising functional food component...
  2. Bermejo L, López Plaza B, Weber T, Palma Milla S, Iglesias C, Reglero G, et al. Impact of cooked functional meat enriched with omega-3 fatty acids and rosemary extract on inflammatory and oxidative status; a randomised, double-blind, crossover study. Nutr Hosp. 2014;30:1084-91 pubmed publisher
    ..La inclusión de estas CF en una dieta equilibrada podría ser una opción más para mantener un estilo de vida saludable. ClinicalTrials.gov NCT0199088. ..
  3. Ouchfoun M, Eid H, Musallam L, Brault A, Li S, Vallerand D, et al. Labrador tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum) attenuates insulin resistance in a diet-induced obesity mouse model. Eur J Nutr. 2016;55:941-54 pubmed publisher
    ..They validate the safety and efficacy of this plant, a promising candidate for culturally relevant complementary treatment in Cree diabetics. ..
  4. Mętrak M, Aneta E, Wiłkomirski B, Staszewski T, Suska Malawska M. Interspecific differences in foliar 1 PAHs load between Scots pine, birch, and wild rosemary from three polish peat bogs. Environ Monit Assess. 2016;188:456 pubmed publisher
    ..Observed seasonal changes in PAHs concentrations followed the pattern of winter increase, caused mainly by heating season, and summer decrease, caused mainly by volatilization of light PAHs. ..
  5. Arráez Román D, Gómez Caravaca A, Gómez Romero M, Segura Carretero A, Fernandez Gutierrez A. Identification of phenolic compounds in rosemary honey using solid-phase extraction by capillary electrophoresis-electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2006;41:1648-56 pubmed
    ..1% (v/v) of triethylamine at 3 microL/min in the negative ion mode. We describe the first method for the analysis of phenolic compounds in rosemary honey at mg/L levels by using a simple SPE before CE-ESI-MS analysis...
  6. Pugh R, Dick D, Fredeen A. Heavy metal (Pb, Zn, Cd, Fe, and Cu) contents of plant foliage near the Anvil Range lead/zinc mine, Faro, Yukon Territory. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2002;52:273-9 pubmed
    ..Foliage of three native plant species was sampled: bog blueberry (Vaccinium uliginosum), Labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum), and willow (Salix sp.), at approximately 0.25, 2...
  7. Dufour D, Pichette A, Mshvildadze V, Bradette Hébert M, Lavoie S, Longtin A, et al. Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities of methanolic extracts from Ledum groenlandicum Retzius. J Ethnopharmacol. 2007;111:22-8 pubmed
    Labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum Retzius) is an ericaceae widely distributed in North America...
  8. Inoue K, Takano H, Shiga A, Fujita Y, Makino H, Yanagisawa R, et al. Effects of volatile constituents of rosemary extract on lung inflammation induced by diesel exhaust particles. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 2006;99:52-7 pubmed
    ..The preventive effect is mediated, at least partly, through the inhibition of the enhanced lung expressions of macrophage inflammatory protein-1alpha, macrophage chemoattractant protein-1, and keratinocyte chemoattractants...
  9. Ramírez P, García Risco M, Santoyo S, Señoráns F, Ibáñez E, Reglero G. Isolation of functional ingredients from rosemary by preparative-supercritical fluid chromatography (Prep-SFC). J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2006;41:1606-13 pubmed
  10. Eid H, Ouchfoun M, Saleem A, Guerrero Analco J, Walshe Roussel B, Musallam L, et al. A combination of (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin underlies the in vitro adipogenic action of Labrador tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum), an antidiabetic medicinal plant of the Eastern James Bay Cree pharmacopeia. J Ethnopharmacol. 2016;178:251-7 pubmed publisher
    ..This brings further evidence for the antidiabetic potential of R. groenlandicum and provides new opportunities to profile active principles in biological fluids or in traditional preparations. ..