In ancient times, the plant rosemary was believed to have the ability to boost memory. It is a is a shrub-like green plant with pale blue flowers and long, needle-like leaves and its leaves and part of the flowers are used to produce essential oil. This plant was burned in schools to help students concentrate on their studies. Newlywed couples would plant a branch of rosemary on their wedding day for good fortune.
Rosemary oil was used from ancient time to improve memory, blood circulation, fight cancer and relieve pain!
Rosemary essential oil protects the brain against weakness and dizziness. The vitamin C content in Rosemary, help fighting infection, synthesizes collagen, the protein required for optimal blood vessels, skin, and bones. Essential oils can be diluted in a carrier oil (lavender or peppermint) and then applied directly to the skin, inhaled through a compressor diffuser, or can be used in foods.
Research has shown that rosemary can help prevent cancer and other age-related diseases. It contains carnosol, a chemical shown to combat prostate, breast, stomach, liver, skin and colon cancers. A study found that 1% concentration of rosemary essential oil was able to deactivate more than 90% of ovarian and liver cancer cells. It also has caffein acid and rosemarinic acid, which are both a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They help protect against free radicals damage and DNA alteration. It’s also very rich in vitamin E.
Rosemary essential oil can be used in many ways to help treat several types of pain. Add 3 – 4 drops of rosemary oil in about 30 ml of carrier oil ( lavender or peppermint) and then massage it over the effecting area.
Rosemary has been linked to memory for hundreds of years. A study found that smelling rosemary increases memory by 75% and this could be due to the eucalyptol found in the aroma of the herb. It enhances memory as its aroma of rosemary contains terpenes, a primary component of essential oils. This enables the components of rosemary to enter the bloodstream then it travels to the brain and act on memory systems.
Rosemary oil is one of the easiest ways to improve circulation in the body. If you’re experiencing muscle cramps, cold hands, and feet or muscle soreness, then massage a little rosemary oil, mixed with a carrier oil, into these areas regularly.