Need a Natural Boost to Help Your Memory and Focus Get Better?
Rosemary (official name rosmarinus officinalis) is a popular, woody, perennial herb from the mint family Lamiaceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region, and quite popular all over the world. It has fragrant needle-like leaves and distinctive characteristics that make it quite popular for use in cooking, aromatherapy, and other health and medicinal uses.
Rosemary is a wonderful source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. It is a fabled free radical fighter and a powerful medicinal herb. It is known as an immune system booster and is thought to help improve circulation. In Europe, rosemary is commonly used as a remedy for indigestion.
This amazing herb has long been recognized for helping enhance memory and focus. Research suggests that blood levels of a particular rosemary oil component correlate with improved cognitive performance. Can sniffing rosemary really help improve your memory and enhance your concentration? Continue reading for more details, and please take a moment to share.
In a series of tests rosemary essential oil from the herb increased the chances of remembering to do things in the future, by 60-75 per cent compared with people who had not been exposed to the oil.
A study published in the Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology suggests that the chemical compound 1,8-cineole is responsible for improved memory function. According to the study, subjects inhaled rosemary extract before performing certain tasks while their stress levels, mood, speed and accuracy were tested. The more 1,8-cineole absorbed into the bloodstream, the more positive the results!
Rosemary has been long been linked to memory, with the most famous literary reference found in Hamlet when Ophelia declares: ‘There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray, love, remember.’ It is used in modern-day herbal medicine as a mild painkiller and for migraines and digestive problems.
Source: Living Traditionally