Rosemary and your Memory ~ herbal formula for you

Rosemary is a remarkable herb. Yes. Amazing with roasted potatoes…but so much more than that.
Yes.. Incredible for nourishing your scalp and nourishing for hair growth ~ but so much more. For me, it’s about memory. YOUR MEMORY! Improving blood flow in our body can improve your memory.

Rosemary improves blood flow, energizes the mind. Studies indicate that Rosemary is an ideal memory stimulant and a valued nourishment for the mind and offers excellent brain support.

Rosemary is a renowned circulatory stimulant. In certain types of formula, I use it in small percentages (5-15%) to ‘boost’ the power of the tincture. The rosemary ensures that the healing components of the remedy go ‘far’ afield in the body. We use circulatory stimulants at different times and for specific reasons in herbal medicine. Sometimes we use ginger, prickly ash bark or cayenne to help a formula  ‘blast off!’

It’s also called a cerebral stimulant, in company with Ginkgo (ginkgo biloba) and Gotu Kola (centella asiatica), being recognized as a circulatory stimulant with a tendancy to bring additional circulation to the brain.

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It’s ABOUT YOUR MEMORY ~ here’s a tincture formula that I like to use. It’s packed with nourishment and circulatory stimulating herbal medicine!

Ginkgo  30%
Lavender  30%
Calendula  25%
Rosemary  14%
Cayenne  1%

Please note, I am not prescribing (not a medical doc) but sharing ideas based on my 20+ years of study and experience as a professional herbalist (r.h.) More on the details of this formula, next week! By the way, I can make this up for you and send along to  you. Email me for details.

Here’s my post about ROSEMARY MEDICINE 

What about the essential oil of Rosemary?

Research suggests essential oil of this popular culinary herb may help
improve memory. Studies conducted in England, at the University of Northumbria found that folks who inhaled ‘diffused’ rosemary oil improved memory test scores by 15%

Test subjects were separated and led to believe that they were taking part in a discussion about a particular product.  Three groups and three rooms. One group without any diffused essential oil, a second room with lavender scents present and another with diffused rosemary essential oil.  Those in the rosemary-scented room significantly outperformed the other two groups on the memory tests. 
Results indicated the following:
When inhaled, rosemary oil is absorbed into the bloodstream and passed to the brain, where its compounds act on neurotransmitters that affect memory.

There are countless sources of Rosemary essential oil. I have purchased many over the years. It’s not an expensive oil in most cases. Here’s one that’s available online if you want to purchase some to experiment!
USDA Certified Organic Rosemary Essential Oil. 30 ml (1 oz). 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade.
 

Rosemary + YOUR Memory

I have lots of things I do with Rosemary to enjoy more of this fragrant healing herb. I make a hair rinse and wrote about that here.   I infuse rosemary in apple cider vinegar to use as a culinary vinegar. Here’s that post for your info. Rosemary can make a delightful raw honey “sing” for your use medicinally and in the kitchen too! I love to infuse honey with herbs. Here’s that post.

How do you use Rosemary in your life?

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