Scientists have confirmed the benefits of the herb rosemary. According to new studies, rosemary can boost our memory by an incredible 75%.
The carnosic acid in rosemary fights the free radical damage to the brain. The natural acids also protect the body cells and DNA.
Rosemary contains compounds that inhibits the breakdown of acetylcholine- a chemical that induces brain cells responsible for memory.
A recent study proved the essence of rosemary. 66 people were divided in two groups. One of the group was in a room scented with rosemary, and the other was not scented. The results were stunning.
The participants in the scented room had 60 to 75% chances of remembering things, compared to the others.
Researcher Jemma McCready speaks about this breakthrough:
“The difference between the two groups was 60-75 percent, for example, one group would remember to do seven things compared with four tasks completed by those who did not smell the oil, and they were quicker.
We deliberately set them a lot of tasks, so it’s possible that people who multi-task could function better after sniffing rosemary oil.. There was no link between the participants’ mood and memory.”
Furthermore, the participants answered questions about their mood. Their mood improved
“These findings may have implications for treating individuals with memory impairments. It supports our previous research indicating that the aroma of rosemary essential oil can enhance cognitive functioning in healthy adults, here extending to the ability to remember events and to complete tasks in the future. Remembering when and where to go and for what reasons underpins everything we do, and we all suffer minor failings that can be frustrating and sometimes dangerous. “