Rosemary is a fragrant herb with a unique and pungent smell, which is the reason why it is widely used as a spice when cooking.
Interestingly, it has been found that this herb can also be used for medicinal purposes, specifically for treating dementia and Alzheimer`s disease.
“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray, love, remember” (Hamlet: Act 4, Scene 5). Taking this into consideration, it becomes evident that even Shakespeare was aware of the beneficial properties of this rosemary.
It has been scientifically shown that rosemary positively affects memory loss as well as the onset of mental slowing, associated with Alzheimer`s and dementia.
Mark Moss and his colleagues studied the effects of the scent released from rosemary essential oil in the brain. Amazingly, this study led to some remarkable discoveries.
According to this study, the rosemary scent improved cognitive function, specifically memory retention. The participants in the study noted improvement in their scores on different recall and visualization tasks by smelling rosemary.
There is yet another study on this topic, showing that rosemary has a positive impact on the treatment of dementia and Alzheimer`s disease.
“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.”
As shown by these two studies, rosemary promises a lot in terms of curing dementia and Alzheimer`s disease.
Simply put, just a whiff of rosemary helps boost the performance of your brain! For more facts about this herb topic and more in-depth information on its benefits, take a look at the following video: