Scientists Find: Sniffing Rosemary Can Increase Memory By 75%

Rosemary is a well-known herbal medicine and used in the kitchen as well from many centuries. It is amazing to know that rosemary is closely related to the enhancement of the memory for longer time.

Here is some scientific research which has also supported the fact that rosemary has a remarkable impact on human memory.

In 2003 Moss, Cook, Wesnes, and Duckett  did a study on how inhalation of rosemary oil affects the quality of memory. They have studied the overall memory and secondary memory factors of the participants.

Recently in 2012 one study has examined 28 people with average age of 75 years and verified significant improvement in their cognitive performance due to the smell of dried rosemary leaf powder.


At Northumbria University in Newcastle researchers Lorraine Oliver and Mark Moss and found that 1, 8 – cineole affected positively to the cognitive and mood performance which is  a compound in rosemary. The extended study proved 75% improvement of memory after utilization of rosemary essential oil.

You will be surprised to know that the aroma of rosemary can enter the blood stream from your nasal or lung way and cross all the barrier to reach the brain directly. It has very positive impact on the memory of human beings.

Due to Terpenes the basic component, the essential oil gains the strong smell and has the different natural aromas.

It is very easy to grow rosemary in the garden. It is also a useful ingredient in the kitchen. You can just cut down the organic bush of rosemary and dry it over a radiator or sunlight for few days. Now, pack the leaves in a jar and you can use whenever you want too. The homemade dry powder of rosemary is more aromatic than the one you can buy from the store.

Try to use the rosemary oil or powder in your house to enhance your memory.

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