Did you know that rosemary has been associated with memory enhancement since ancient times? It is true…..
Rosemary is a herb which we normally use in the kitchen but it has also been used as herbal medicines even during the ancient times. It has been called the herb of remembrance from the Elizabethan Era to the Early Romantic Period. Aside from enhancing ones memory it was also believed that rosemary can protect sleeper from having nightmares thus, they make an amulet using the herb and they place it underneath their pillowcases.
Recent studies have proven that indeed rosemary can enhance ones memory and this could be due to the eucalyptolfound in the aroma of the herb. Studies were conducted involving older people wherein rosemary was used for aromatherapy. As a result it promoted mental quality to participants of the study. The eucalyptol, a compound found in rosemary, plays an important role in the development of memories in animal models.
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.
Rather than using memory enhancing products that might have side effects, let us opt for herbal medicines which are all natural. This has been used for thousands of years and this only shows how effective rosemary is.