Rosemary is a well-known herb that is commonly used as garnish for various meals and dishes thanks to its unique smell. However, it is not just a simple garnish – according to scientists, rosemary can boost your memory and treat dementia and Alzheimer’s disease as well.
“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray, love, remember.” Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, and it seems that he wasn’t wrong. According to studies, rosemary can boost your memory and help you recover from memory loss while stopping the mental slowing related to the diseases. Mark Moss and his team of scientists examined the effects of the herb on the brain and have stumbled upon interesting discoveries. According to the study, there’s a big connection between the scent of rosemary and improved cognitive function and memory retention. The subjects who entered the study were able to recall past events vividly with just a whiff of rosemary!
Another study showed that the herb can help treat dementia and Alzheimer’s. “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,” scientists wrote in the study. The findings of these studies are a clear sign that rosemary is not just a simple herb, but a powerful natural remedy as well, so put one in your home and boost your memory with only a whiff!