Rosemary is one of those herbs with numerous health benefits. It is highly prized for its medicinal properties. Learn how to inhale rosemary to boost your memory.
Rosemary is a plant with many properties that help alleviate several problems:
- Prevents formation of kidney stones due to its diuretic action;
- Prevents rheumatism;
- Fights against fatigue and stress;
- Promotes good digestion;
- Fights against cellular aging thanks to its antioxidant properties;
- Relieves rheumatism;
- Cleans wounds or skin infections.
In fact, rosemary contains a substance, choline, which regulates the amount of fat in the liver, prevents rheumatism and promotes good digestion. Its antiseptic properties also help to cleanse the skin or wounds.
How rosemary boosts memory?
Surprising as it may seem, rosemary is indeed very effective in stimulating memory. A study at the Northumbria University, Newcastle, led by Professor Mark Moss, proved that the essential oil of rosemary favored the proper functioning of the memory. The doctor separated 66 volunteers into two groups in two rooms; one of them was scented with rosemary essential oil. After spending some time in the room, the volunteers had to find hidden objects. Those in the scented room had less trouble finding the objects, and the researchers noted that they had a high content of eucalyptol (1,8-cineol) in the blood, a substance found in the rosemary essential oil. According to Professor Moss, eucalyptol help improve mood and cognitive performance. By performing subsequent studies, the researcher noticed that rosemary entailed improvements to the memory up to 75%!
Rosemary therefore helps to remember daily tasks. Ideal for people with memory problems! In addition, according to a study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience, rosemary increases alertness and improves accuracy.
How to consume rosemary?
You can add fresh or dried rosemary to your meals, but do not abuse it. To prepare rosemary tea, add 3 dried rosemary leaves with 150 ml of boiling water. Let stand for 10 minutes. You can drink this tea up to three cups a day. It is also useful to apply the rosemary essential oil on your body to relieve rheumatism and stimulate blood circulation, provided you dilute a few drops (no more than 2) in a vegetable oil, or just put 6 drops in your bath.
Warning: rosemary is not recommended for children under 12, people suffering from liver disease or gallstones. This herb is also not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.