Rosemary Essential Oil For Memory.
”There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance.” -William Shakespeare
Do you currently struggle with one or all three of these:
Put into simple terms, there are really 3 types of remembering, as it pertains to memory:
1. Past Memory - your experiences and what you learned at school.
2. Present Memory - your functioning minute to minute and ability to recall current moment things.
3. Future Memory - basically “remembering to remember!”
How can we improve our ability to remember things past, present, and future? One way is through aromatherapy using Rosemary.
A compound found in Rosemary called 1,8-cineole may act in the same way as the drugs licensed to treat dementia, causing an increase in a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. These compounds do this by preventing the breakdown of the neurotransmitter by an enzyme, inhalation being one of the best ways of getting drugs into the brain...this is where Aromatherapy comes in! Aromatherapy allows small molecules to pass into the bloodstream and then into the brain without being broken down by the liver, as the case would be in an oral drug or pill.
I’ve included in this blog post the link to a wonderful article by Dr. Chris Van Tulleken if you would like to learn more...