Rosemary tastes delicious and smells delightful - what's not to love?
Now, new research is showing that rosemary essential oil can boost memory in humans, which supports its most traditional uses with modern science. Some research has found that this essential oil banishes cellulite and helps you live a longer life, too!
Keep reading to learn more about how rosemary essential oil can help improve your memory.
Traditional uses for rosemary include relieving muscle spasms and supporting the nervous system
Believe it or not, rosemary has long been used to improve memory – but up until now, there’s been no science to prove that it actually works.
Other traditional uses for rosemary include relieving muscle spasms and pains, supporting the nervous and circulatory system and stimulating hair growth.
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Northumbria University study finds that rosemary essential oil can help improve your memory
Researchers from Northumbria University in the UK revealed the memory-enhancing benefits of rosemary essential oil in a recent study.
To reach their findings, they looked at 40 children between ages 10 and 11. They found that children working in a room with the scent of rosemary scored 5% to 7% better on memory tests. Researchers concluded that the results hold true for adults as well.
The terpene levels in rosemary essential oil give it its memory-boosting benefits
So how exactly does rosemary essential oil work in your brain?
According to Dr Mariza Snyder, author of The Matcha Miracle, the terpene levels in the oil enter your bloodstream and directly affect your body – easily crossing your blood-brain barrier.
“Rosemary has the ability to inhibit the enzymes that break down acetylcholine in the brain, allowing more to remain and aid the brain in its function. Rosemary is one of my favourite ways to improve my daily focus without the worry of side effects or putting unnatural substances into my body,” she explained.
Rosemary essential oil is available at your local pharmacy or health store
You’ll find rosemary essential oil at all pharmacies and health stores. You can also purchase rosemary in other forms, including fresh, dried, as a tea, powdered in capsules, as a tincture or liquid extract.
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