Sharpen Your Memory With This Herb

I LOVE this herb, Rosemary. Did you know that Shakespeare, in Hamlet, wrote 'There's Rosemary, that's for remembrance." Watch this eye-opening video to learn why this herb is especially effective for helping us to remember things better. After watching this short video, it's an herb that you may want to include more of in your diet.

Rosemary Benefits

• Exceedingly good for memory

• Lowering cholesterol

• Easing muscle and rheumatism pains

• Relieving a sluggish gallbladder

• Removing sore throat and canker sores

Rosemary is very high on the OREC listing of antioxidants. Rosemary can prevent the body from breaking down an important neurotransmitter called acetylcholine.

Rosemary For Your Eyes

Rosemary is great for your eyes and may help to prevent macular degeneration.

Researchers report that carnosic acid, a component of the herb rosemary, promotes eye health. The team found that carnosic acid protects retinas from degeneration and toxicity in cell culture and in rodent models of light-induced retinal damage. Their findings suggest that carnosic acid may have clinical applications for the outer retina, including age-related macular degeneration.

via - Science Daily

Rosemary-Ginger Tea

An easy way to consume it is by making tea. We have a couple of rosemary bushes, and this is one of our favorite drinks.

  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Add around a TB of loose rosemary leaves to the hot pot.
  3. Add a TB of minced ginger and let is simmer for 15 minutes
  4. Strain the rosemary leaves and ginger from the hot water using a mesh strainer with small holes, and discard the used rosemary leaves.
  5. Pour your rosemary tea into a mug and enjoy. I like to add a little honey.

Smelling Fresh Rosemary

Studies have shown that even smelling rosemary may help your memory.

A study found that pupils working in a room with the aroma of rosemary, in the form of an essential oil, achieved 5% to 7% better results in memory tests.

Via - BBC

Rosemary is very easy to grow and may be an herb you can add to your diet more often.