Rosemary aroma has been independently studied and found to increase short term memory up to 75%.
There are compounds in rosemary oil that help with memory retention, like 1,8-cineole found naturally in rosemary aroma.
This causes an increase in the activity of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine.
This is nothing new – scholars in ancient Greece were known to wear wreaths of rosemary around their brow to improve recall while taking exams. Shakespeare’s Ophelia petitions Hamlet with, “There’s rosemary- that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember.”
Rosemary aroma is being increasingly researched and implemented with both the young and old, and its use as an all-natural, safe and drug-free cognitive supporter is becoming more accepted and widespread globally.