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Sniffing Rosemary Can Increase Memory By 75% 

 November 16, 2015

By  Gabriela

There are many herbs that can help people with different health issues, but only few of them have so many different positive effects on human health like Rosemary. The leaves of this herb have been used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. Many people used it for memory improvement.

For instance, students in ancient Greece used rosemary sprigs on their heads (in their hair) in order to memorize things better when learning for exams. What is even more interesting is that rosemary is also mentioned in this context in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. There is a sentence that urges people to remember that rosemary is good for memory.Sniffing Rosemary Can Increase Memory By 75Numerous scientific studies have confirmed that rosemary is rich in carnosic acid. This acid eliminates free radicals which damage different parts of our body including our brain. This herb is also rich in natural acids that have the ability to keep our DNA and cells save from free radicals and their effects. It is believed that the substances found in rosemary can prevent acetylcholine crash. This chemical stimulates brain cells that manage our reasoning and memory.

A few clinical trials that were focused on the effects of rosemary essential oil have shown that this oil improves the odds of remembering to take certain actions in the future for up to 75% .

A recent study issued in the popular Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology shows that 1,8-cineole chemical compound is directly responsible for the enhanced memory function.

This study was focused on the effects of this herb related to mood, stress levels, accuracy and speed when the participants sniffed rosemary extract before doing something. It turned out that the higher amount of 1,8-cineole they have inhaled, the better results they had.

As we said before, people knew about these effects for a very long time, but today we have scientific evidence related to these incredible properties of rosemary. In addition, modern medicine uses rosemary in cases of digestive issues and migraines and as a mild natural painkiller.

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