Just when I thought essential oils and herbs couldn’t get any better I find out that sniffing rosemary can do something pretty amazing. Do you suffer from memory loss?
Rosemary is a herb that has been used throughout history for many different illnesses and health issues, so it makes sense that it is actually useful. This fantastic herb has the ability to boost one’s long-term memory as well as their alertness. One study was done on this herb at the Northumbria University Newcastle, researchers found that if you smell rosemary it can enhance the overall performance quality of your memory and secondary memory.
During the course of this study, 66 participants were assigned at random to one either the rosemary-scented room or the control room (unscented room.) There they underwent a test. This showed that those in the rosemary room were able to perform better. Now this study alone was not enough to be convincing.
The information doesn’t stop there though another study showed similar results. This study was performed by a Dr. Mark Moss who took twenty healthy volunteers and essentially did the same thing. He found that the aroma itself works as a therapeutic drug and is able to directly stimulate the olfactory nerve in the nose. This is something that could be a reason for the improved brain function. So, if you are having memory issues you may be in need of some serious rosemary aromatherapy. Why not give it a try?
When it comes to rosemary we have tons of other benefits that we can gain from using it. For more information on rosemary and the benefits you can gain by adding it into your life please take the time to watch the video below. Who knew something so simple could do so much?