Team of experts said sniffing rosemary will improve memory by 75%. This medicinal herb has many health benefits and was used a lot in history. One fact here is that ancient Greeks wore the rosemary in the hair when they studied for exams.
This herb also boosts long term memory and alertness. Even Shakespeare mentioned it in Hamlet.
A Northumbria University Newcastle, 2003, said smelling rosemary can be related to enhancement in performance of memory and secondary memory.
After a decade, these experts explained the cognition boosting herb benefits. They monitored 20 people with substraction workouts and visual info among other tests. They assessed this mood of people before and after exposure to rosemary scent as they took blood samples.
The study involved 66 people randomly chosen and randomly assigned rosemary scent room and room with no scent.
The result was amazing since this smell increased memory in all people.
So, people in the rosemary room had 60-75% better performance in completing tasks and remembering, and did better than the rest.
Also, blood samples showed that blood of participants in rosemary rooms had levels of 1.8 cineole, active item in rosemary. This item was in the bloodstream and the higher the levels the better the results.
Dr. Mark Moss lead researcher said that this item in rosemary was not previously seen in blood plasma of humans. We think the aroma is like a therapy drug and is not per se the smell that is the drug. These chemicals also stimulate the olfactory nerve inside the nose and affects the brain work too. Due to the carnosic acid and rosmarinic acid, you have no free radical damage, prevent the beta amyloid neurodegeneration in hippocampus, inhibit cancer cell and Alzheimer’s. so this herb is amazing for the brain.
Another expert, McCready Jemma said that they have set many tasks so people with more tasks can work better with this rosemary oil. This means performance has no influence due to changes or arousal.
Moss is optimistic and excited at implications in real life. He added they focus on memory and remembering events in the future to complete more tasks. This is vital for daily activities, remembering birthdays, medications and such. Plants are complex and have many active items so this varies from plant to plant, even the same plant itself.
The knowledge regarding impacts of plants and extracts can lead to identification of the best things for effects.
Also, Dr. Alan Hirsch, director of Smell and Taste treatment and Research Foundation of Chicago, part of this team, claims that these results open more options for exploring this amazing herb.
Experts say that to get all the benefits here, you have to diffuse a few drops essential oil in diffuser.
Also put the plant near the desk in the room or office. This makes the brain sharp all day long, so also mix some rosemary oil drops with 1 tsp coconut oil to carry this in small bag. Then, rub some on the wrists.