My husband and I have 2 adult girls. Both of our girls are smart and accomplished. I am not just saying that because they are mine. Honestly, I’m not and they are. Anyway, stay focused. I’m getting to the point. The other day in our family group chat, my husband posted, “you can strengthen your memory with rosemary”. To which the girls and I responded, "ok." He doubled down by sending a link to an article. To which the girls and I responded, “Awesome, there is hope and you better start eating it soon.” His response was, “No, I’m sending this for you all.” To which we collectively responded “lol!” Remember, I started with how sharp our girls are and I’m not too bad myself. It is truly my husband with the memory problem.
Turns out Rosemary is a powerhouse of an herb. One writer wrote that if they had to choose one culinary herb with them on a desert island, it would be rosemary. Salvia Rosmarinus, commonly known as rosemary, is a fragrant evergreen shrub. It is a very versatile herb, used for seasoning your food, in perfumes, helps with memory, reduces inflammation, and protects against cancer.
I found the following eight ways that Rosemary can improve your mental, emotional, and physical well-being in an article on intrepidmentalhealth.com…
Enhance Memory – Greek scholars are known to have used rosemary essential to help with their memories before exams. In another study, 28 elderly dementia and Alzheimer’s patients were treated with rosemary oil aromatherapy, it was found that the properties of the oil can prevent and slow Alzheimer’s disease.
Combat Gastrointestinal Stress – Helps with gas, indigestion, stomach cramping, bloating and constipation.
Relieve Stress and Anxiety – Research shows that by simply inhaling the aroma of rosemary essential oil, it can lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in your blood.
Reduce Pain and Inflammation – It has pain-relieving properties which you can benefit from by massaging the oil on the affected area.
Treat Respiratory Problems – Rosemary oil works as an expectorant when inhaled, relieving throat congestion from allergies, colds, or flus.
Fight Bad Breath –It has antimicrobial qualities that make it an effective counter for bad breath.
Heal Your Skin – Its antimicrobial properties make it effective in treating skin problems such as acne, dermatitis, and eczema.
Promote Hair Growth and Beauty – rosemary essential oil has been found to increase the growth of new hair by 22 percent when massaged onto the scalp.
I am in full agreement; Rosemary would be an excellent choice if you could only choose one herb to take with you on a deserted isle. All of this and it tastes great!