To be honest with you, I really think that rosemary is awesome! Yes, and many experts think that rosemary is an amazing multi-purpose medicinal herb. Its leaves have been used in traditional medicine for centuries. But, did you know that rosemary has been known for improving memory? Well yes, of course, and in ancient Greece, the students would often put rosemary sprigs in their hair when studying for exams.
And, you can also find the reference to rosemary in Hamlet when Ophelia declares: ‘There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray, love, remember.’ Many different studies have found that rosemary contains carnosic acid, which fights off free radical damage to the brain. Rosemary contains natural acids that help in protecting the body`s cells and DNA from free radical damage. The compounds in rosemary herb are said to prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine, which is a chemical that induces the brain cells that are responsible for memory and reasoning to communicate with one another.
As we mentioned before, 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 % – compared with people who had not been exposed to the oil. Study confirms – a recent 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!
This amazing herb is also used in modern-day herbal medicine as a mild painkiller and for migraines and digestive problems. We really hope you enjoyed this article and don’t forget to click the share button! Thanks for reading and have a nice day!