Improve memory by 70% ? Yes please!
According to some research found here, here and here , if you sniff rosemary you can improve your memory and increase your alertness rate. Twenty people were asked to perform subtraction exercises and a task to see how quickly they could process new information before and after being exposed to the scent of rosemary.
Researchers measured participants’ blood levels of 1, 8-cineole, rosemary’s main chemical component, after the experiment.
The higher their blood levels of this compound, the better the participants scored on these tasks, the study shows. Speed and accuracy got better, but it is not yet fully understood how rosemary can improve mental ability.
What is the worst thing that can happen if you decide to sniff some? ”Rosemary has been used as a herb for generations, and there is nothing to say it is potentially harmful, at least in the short term,” Dr. Christy C. Tangney told WebMD. So why not go ahead and try it out for yourself and then let us know in the comment section what you think?
This isn’t the first research to link rosemary scent with memory. A 2003 study inInternational Journal of Neuroscience, also conducted by the researchers at the University of Northumbria, showed that rosemary is linked with “an enhancement of performance for overall quality of memory and secondary memory factors,” though it was also linked with a decreased memory speed compared to the control group in that study.
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