This aromatic herb has been traditionally used for thousands of years. It is useful as a spice in the kitchen, but also in the medicine. Scientists are now discovering that the rosemary has very positive effect on memory.
Rosemary is associated with good memories from the time of Shakespeare. It was used for weddings, war commemorations and funerals throughout Europe and Australia. And some people were putting it under their pillows because they believed it will protect them from nightmares.
According to the survey of 2012, 28 elderly people (average – 75 years) showed improvement of cognitive abilities depending on the amount of consumed rosemary.
Just smelling the essential oil can improve the memory by up to 75%.
The smell of rosemary stems of terpenes, of volatile compounds, which can enter the bloodstream through the nasal mucosa or a lung. Since they are small organic molecules, that can easily cross the blood-brain barrier and affect directly to the brain via the receptors.
You can increase your memory at any time, no need to wait to become an elderly, because rosemary is everywhere around us, in many yards, in nature… just look around and smell it!