Rosemary is a herb used in various meals thanks to its unique smell, but according to recent studies, it can also be used against dementia and Alzheimer’s. The studies have shown that rosemary has incredible effects on people affected by memory loss as well as in people suffering from mental slowing related to degenerative brain disorders.
“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray, love, remember,” Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet – even then, he might have been aware of the miraculous properties of the herb. A team of scientists led by Mark Ross examined the effects of rosemary essential oil scent on the brain and stumbled upon an incredible discovery. The scent of the herb apparently improves cognitive function, especially memory retention – the subjects were able to recall past memories vividly with only a whiff of rosemary!
Another study concluded that rosemary has positive effects in the treatment of Alzheimer and dementia. “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 results of both studies show that rosemary should be considered a potential natural cure for degenerative disorders such as Alzheimer and dementia – any time you need a mental boost, just whiff a rosemary sprig and your mind will be refreshed.