Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a woody plant found in Mediterranean areas. Smelling rosemary boosts your memory. This essential oil when sniffed helps to boost arithmetic, long-term memory and alertness. It also helps the patients to take their medication on time.
In a series of tests, essential oil increases the chances of remembering things in people exposed to rosemary compared to the people who are not exposed to it. The aroma of this herbal medicine helps to boost a compound known as 1,8 cineole present in the blood which causes hike on acetylcholine- transmitter responsible for learning and memory.
Rosemary Treats Alzheimer’s Disorder By Hindering The Breakdown Of Acetylcholine
Rosemary oil offers a remarkable delivery system for getting 1,8-cineole directly to the brain. After inhaling the smell of this exotic herb, 1,8-cineole molecules transfer directly from the bloodstream into the brain bypassing digestion and the liver. It also protects the brain from aging and damage. It safeguards your mind in many ways to reduce suffering and minimizes the are of brain cell aging. This herb increases blood flow supply to the brain which helps to supply more oxygen and nutrients.
It contains a potent antioxidant ‘carnosic acid’ that safeguards your brain from free radical damage. Free radicals are oxygen molecules that contribute to neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s. Carnosic acid reduces damage caused due to protein plaques that collect in the brains of Alzheimer patients mainly in the ‘hippocampus.’ It is the region strongly linked with memory.
Rosemary Works On The Biochemical Systems That Sustain Memory
It helps the people to perform better on the memory tests. The chemicals contained in it stimulate olfactory nerve in the nose directly that result in the better functioning of the brain. Rosemary helps to treat persons having memory impairments. It boosts the cognitive functioning in healthy adults thereby help them to remember events and complete work quickly.
It also helps the students to improve their mental performance while taking exams. Even William Shakespeare linked memory and rosemary by saying “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance.” Those people who smell the aroma of this herb significantly perform excellently in processing speed, attention, and memory.
How to Use Rosemary For Amnesia?
Use it in the form of tea, spice or oil
Rosemary can be used in the form of tea or spice. Also, you can inhale some rosemary essential oils.
To prepare them you will need to dilute it with equal parts of carrier oil like as jojoba oil, almond oil, and apricot kernel oil. Then, rub this solution on your wrists or temples or dab it under your nose.
Rosemary + Basil
For this recipe, you will need:
- 20 drops lemon
- 6 drops basil
- 3 drops rosemary
- Make a blend of all the above ingredients.
- Use this oil to boost concentration level.
Note: Not advised for pregnant ladies or children under 18 years of age but you can add it to their food.
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The Therapeutic Potential of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Diterpenes for Alzheimer’s Disease. URL link. Accessed November 2017.
Carnosic acid protects biomolecules from free radical-mediated oxidative damage in vitro. URL link. Accessed November 2017.