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Rosemary has been associated for centuries with having a good memory. 

Scientific studies have shown that rosemary increases alertness and improves long-term memory. Recent research is now confirming that rosemary improves memory by as much as 75%.

It turns out that there are compounds in Rosemary Oil that may be responsible for changes in memory performance. One of them is called 1,8-cineole, which prevents the breakdown of a neurotransmitter in the brain, called acetylcholine. Inhalation is one of the best ways of reaping the benefits of this wonderful herb.

How is Rosemary Good for Memory?

When you take a whiff of rosemary, volatile molecules stimulate the olfactory nerve in your nose and are absorbed into the bloodstream. From there, memory-enhancing components of the essential oil travel via the bloodstream to the brain, where they act on memory systems.

Prism Apothecary have blended a balm of Rosemary Essential Oil with Coconut oil and Beeswax in a handy 15ml screw top aluminium jar to take along with you for whenever you require a memory boost. Apply to your pulse points on your wrist and behind your ears and sniff out some Rosemary when required! Particularly recommended for Alzheimer patients and for when you are going into an exam or business meeting to help you perform at your sharpest.


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  • Keep in mind that severe memory loss could be a sign of a more serious condition. Using rosemary essential oil can certainly help promote a healthy memory, but it’s always a good idea to talk to a medical professional if significant problems persist.


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