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Study: Sniffing Rosemary Can Increase Memory By 75%

People have long believed that the herb has positive effects on the mind and body, but no one has put it’s efficacy to the test until now. Rosemary is a woody herb with needle-like leaves. Its scent is unmistakable and it can be found in many herb gardens. Many studies over rosemary essential oil found that the oil increased the chances of remembering future tasks by 60 – 75%, when compared to people who weren’t exposed to the oil.

It’s also one of the most powerful herbs and essential oils on the planet. Rosemary oil enhances memory as its aroma contains terpenes, a primary component of essential oils. This enables the components of rosemary to enter the bloodstream then it travels to the brain and act on memory systems.

There are many different ways to start boosting memory with rosemary. Place three to four drops of rosemary essential oil on a tissue and enjoy as the smell wafts through the air. For a longer lasting aroma, add 10 drops of rosemary oil to 2 cups of boiled water, or purchase one of the many aromatherapy diffusion products on the market. (1) (2) (3)

Some Other Uses & Benefits Of Rosemary Essential Oil

-Reducing anxiety, elevating mood
-Calming effects
-Pain relief
-Headache relief
-Rosemary infused oil removebad dandruff of hair loss
-Protects against DNA damage
-Arthritis treatment, anti-inflammatory
-Sooth the stomach and relieve pain from indigestion, menstrual cramps
-Skin tonic
-Hair tonic
-Digestion soother
-Immune booster
-Improving circulation
-Detoxifying the liver
-Cancer prevention
-Good for Pregnant women

Side Effects

Ingestion of large quantities of rosemary may result in stomach and intestinal irritation, and kidney damage. Allergic contact dermatitis has been associated with the plant, but rosemary is not generally considered to be a human skin sensitizer. (4) (5)