Herbs are the ultimate flavorful, aromatic and health-boosting miracles of Mother Nature. Among all herbs available today (and you cannot go wrong with any one of them), rosemary gains the most popularity.
What’s so Great about Rosemary?
Rosemary, is a great herb for many health purposes, such as boosting the memory and eliminating bacteria from the body.
Used in ancient Greece, rosemary has been the elixir of life and alternative medicine to many health conditions.
Sniff Rosemary, Stay Healthy
According to studies, rosemary is full of carnosic acid. Carnosic acid has the role of eliminating free radicals from the body and helping it heal. In addition, this acid protects the DNA structure and repairs tissue damage, a result of toxin exposure.
Rosemary contains compounds which can prevent acetylcholine to dissolve. This chemical is in charge of recharging the inoperative brain cells which protect the memory.
Expensive research in the field states that sniffing rosemary essential oil can drastically improve the memory cycle, and showed improvement up to 60-75 percent.
One study, released in the Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology explains that great memory is a result of the chemical 1.8-cineole, found in rosemary. The study also notes that participants who inhaled rosemary oil prior to the test, showed great results in stress reduction, boosting your mood and performing faster.
How to use rosemary?
Rosemary can be used as a tea, air purifier (use the oil it mixed with water and pray around the house), and stress reliever. Ultimately, rosemary can easily make part of your everyday menu. Great for sweet, salty and savory desserts (anyone say cocktails?), rosemary will not only enhance your diet but your overall health as well!