Improve Your Memory by Sniffing Rosemary

by Daniel / Apr 26, 2017 / 0 comments

Rosemary is a plant that has been used for medicinal purposes for a long time and recent studies have shown that it can improve your memory. In this study, rosemary was used for aromatherapy on older people and the researchers found that it promoted mental quality of the participants.

How does rosemary improve memory? This herb works because of the compound eucalyptol; it plays a central role in the development of memories. This compound minimizes the damage of brain cells due to aging. It provides your brain with more oxygen and nutrients by improving the flow of blood to the brain.

Rosemary also has carnosic acid that fights radicals that cause brain damage. Carnosic acid and eucalyptol prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine, a chemical that stimulates the cells of the brain that improve memory and reasoning.

The Study

In this study, the subjects were provided with rosemary essential oil. Those who were provided with rosemary essential oil had a higher chance of recalling things i.e. a 60 to 75 percent chance.  The oil has an aroma known as terpenes that allows the components to enter into the blood stream and travel to the brain to act as memory stimulants.

You can also boost your memory soaking three or four drops of rosemary essential oil on a tissue paper and enjoy the aroma.