American researchers have discovered new medicinal properties in rosemary. It has also become a great ally for mental agility and can be used to combat and treat Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, that affects more than 5 million people worldwide.
To test for yourself the result of this study, try to crush, or poke, a handful of rosemary leaves and smell deeply. Then solve crossword puzzles. You will see that you can achieve a record time.
The finding came after a study of 20 office workers. Volunteers were given mathematical subtraction tests, and specific tasks to assess the speed of mental processing of new information. The evaluations were repeated before and after smelling rosemary leaves.
The best performers were those with the highest concentration of rosemary-abundant compound 1, 8-cineol. With this result researchers have been keen to develop new studies, which they believe, can elevate aromatherapy to another level.
The great boost it provides to brain function only reinforces rosemary’s roster of benefits. This herb has a long history of healing. Popular as the main ingredient in personal care products, it can also be used to repel fleas and lice, or treat hair problems. Rosemary is so versatile in its properties that it works as analgesic, astringent, antidepressant, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, and antispasmodic.
Its leaves are rich in antioxidants, which protect our cells against free radicals. These, responsible for the emergence of cancer and heart disease, among other health hazards.
Rosemary is full of positive statistics across the planet. In countries where its use is traditional in daily meals, cancer and degenerative diseases have significantly low rates.
Try incorporating this herb as a seasoning to ensure access to its benefits. And the next time you buy rosemary, separate a twig, or two, eplant into a small pot. So you will be more at hand whenever you need greater mental clarity, hair care, or pain relief, for example.