Rosemary is an amazing herb with many advantages. For centuries, its leaves have been used in traditional medicine. In this article, we are considering that Rosemary has been known for improving memory. The students in ancient Greece would often put rosemary sprigs in their hair when studying for exams. You can also find the reference to rosemary in Hamlet when Ophelia declares: ‘There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray, love, remember.’
According to studies, rosemary contains arnosic acid, which fights off free radical damage to the brain. Rosemary contains natural acids that help in protecting the body’s cells and DNA from free radical damage. Rosemary herb has the ability to prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine, which is a chemical that induces the brain cells that are responsible for memory and reasoning to communicate with one another.
According to a series of tests rosemary essential oil from the herb has the ability to increases the chances of remembering to do things in the future, by 60-75% when compared with people who had not been exposed to the oil.
According to a study published in the Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology, the chemical compound 1,8-cineole is responsible for improved memory function. Subjects inhaled rosemary extract before performing certain tasks while their stress levels, mood, speed, and accuracy were tested said to the study. If there’s more 1,8-cineole absorbed into the bloodstream, the results are more positive.
With the most famous literary reference found in Hamlet when Ophelia declares: ‘There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray, love, remember,’ Rosemary has been long been linked to memory. Rosemary is also used as a mild painkiller and for migraines and digestive problems in modern-day herbal medicine.