Rosemary can garnish dishes and add spice to your meals. But there is now evidence that rosemary can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Scientists have found the herb can help with memory loss and mental slowing that is associated with those conditions. Mark Moss and his team found that the scent of rosemary improved memory retention and cognitive function!
Just a whiff of rosemary improved scores on several visualizations and assigned recall tasks. A separate study, published in 2009, confirmed that rosemary is a promising non-pharmacological therapy for patients. Patients who had rosemary aromatherapy also demonstrated improved cognition. The two studies are now giving people hope that there is a natural treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s.
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