Rosemary is a popular herb usually used to garnish dishes and various meals, due to its unique, pleasant smell – however there’s another advantage and it’s big news for those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease!
Scientists recently discovered that this herb does wonders for memory loss and the onset of mental slowing linked with the diseases.
Mark Moss and his scientific team examined the effects the scent emitted from rosemary essential oils had on the brain. What the team found was simply astounding!
There is a strong link between the scent of this natural herb and the improved cognitive function– specifically, memory retention! With just a whiff of rosemary, the test subjects were able to improve their scores on a variety of assigned recall and visualization tasks.
In fact, another study was conducted to prove whether or not Alzheimer’s and dementia patients could benefit from rosemary aromatherapy. Unsurprisingly, they also discovered that the scent had a positive correlation with improved cognitive in these patients.
The study’s result stated this exciting news!
“All patients showed significant improvement in…. cognitive function on both [tests] after therapy. In particular, patients with Alzheimer’s showed significant improvement in total scores.”
The findings of these studies give hope that rosemary can be a potent natural remedy for dementia and Alzheimer’s. So, the next time you’re feeling a bit “spacey,” take a big, deep breath of rosemary – your brain will thank you for it!
Years ago Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray, love, remember.” Perhaps he knew of some of rosemary’s magical benefits even then.
Watch the video below to learn even more of the amazing benefits of rosemary!
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