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Posted on: April 8th, 2024

Sniffing Rosemary essential oil can increase memory by 75%. Researchers have found sniffing this essential oil in advance enables people to remember to do things.

Rosemary oil is one of the most popular essential oils for its wide array of health benefits. It has become increasingly important and popular over the years as more of its various health benefits have become understood, including its ability to stimulate hair growth, boost mental activity and relieve respiratory problems. It is used in modern-day herbal medicine as a mild painkiller and for migraines and digestive problems.

Rosemary has been extensively used since ancient times for a variety of purposes. The Romans gave special importance to the rosemary plant and used it frequently in religious ceremonies. It was also used during wedding ceremonies, food preparation, cosmetic care, and medicinal herbal care. Rosemary plant and its extract were also used by the ancient, Egyptian civilization as incense.

The health benefits of rosemary essential oil made it a favourite of Paracelsus, a renowned German-Swiss physician and botanist, who made significant contributions to the understanding of herbal medicine during the 16th century. Paracelsus valued rosemary oil because of its ability to strengthen the entire body. He correctly believed that rosemary oil had the ability to heal delicate organs such as the liver, brain, and heart.

Rosemary has been long been linked to memory, with the most famous literary reference found in Hamlet when Ophelia declares: “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray, love, remember”.

Rosemary essential oil is an excellent brain and nerve tonic. It is often used by students during exam times because it increases concentration and helps in studying efficiently. It stimulates mental activity and is a good remedy for depression, mental fatigue and forgetfulness. Inhaling rosemary oil whenever your brain is tired will help give you clarity and increase mental alertness.

Rosemary essential oil is found in our BE AWARE and BE SPORT products.

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