A group of scientist reveal that sniffing rosemary can significantly improve your memory and increase its performance by 75%. This herb with potent medicinal properties provides many health benefits, so no wonder that it has been one of the most popular ones throughout history.
According to a study conducted at the Northumbria University, New Castle in 2003, it is the aroma of the rosemary that stimulates brain function, contributing to the improvement of your memory.
After 10 years, this team explained how rosemary boosts your cognitive abilities. So, their goal was to examine 20 people and how they will be able to process tasks and do subtraction exercises. They were given rosemary and were supposed to smell it, so as their mood is observed and then assessed. They were followed before and after the contact with the rosemary scent. Later, they took blood samples.
The study included 66 people and they were randomly divided into two groups. The first group was in a room where they could scent rosemary and participants in the other room were not assigned to scent it.
Then, as you have probably supposed, those individuals who have smelled rosemary before completing the tests on cognitive competencies, showed considerably better results. Their concentration, alertness and long-term memory were increased.
How to use rosemary?
Experts advise you to diffuse a few drops of high-quality organic essential oil by using a diffuser, in order to feel the benefits of rosemary.
Another alternative is placing the plant by the desk in your office or somewhere in your home. You can also make a mixture of a drop of rosemary oil and a teaspoon of coconut oil. Then, carry it in a small cosmetic tin in your bag. Use it to rub it a bit on your wrists.