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Scientists Say Rosemary Improves Memory 15%

  • NJCher (2969 posts)
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    Scientists Say Rosemary Improves Memory 15%

    I was listening to “The Splendid Table” this morning when I heard a guest (British) discussing herbs, and in particular rosemary. She cited an article in The Telegraph, so I looked it up. Fifteen per cent, says the article, may not sound like much (sounds like a lot to me, however), and all you have to do to get that benefit is be in a room infused with the scent. That might mean boiling some water with rosemary in it, spraying a rosemary spray around, or if it’s just you, having a sprig of rosemary and rubbing it between your thumb and forefinger:

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    Those in the rosemary room were found to perform far better on the memory tests than the other two.

    Post-graduate student Lauren Bussey said: “This is the first time that similar effects have been demonstrated in the healthy over 65’s. Further investigation is required to understand the potential benefits of these aromas throughout the life span.”

    A separate experiment by the same team, also found the peppermint tea could boost memory.

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    Very interesting article with other ways to improve memory, too:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/grow-to-eat/rosemary-really-is-herb-of-remembrance-as-scent-boosts-memory-by/


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  • PADemD (1428 posts)
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    1. Not just memory.

    11 Impressive Benefits of Rosemary

    11 Impressive Benefits of Rosemary

    Thank you for posting.  Rosemary is going on my shopping list.

  • Rocky (899 posts)
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    2. Thanks for posting….

    Now that I’m in my late 60s, my memory is deteriorating and I’ll take all the help I can get. Besides, I love Rosemary.

    "I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth."  Prof. Stephen Hawking  
    • Akallabeth (3034 posts)
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      8. You should also take other phytonutrients, choline and fish oil.

      Even the cheapest form of choline, choline bitartrate will help. Its good if you also take a b-complex vitamin with vitamin B5 in it.

      "Out of many, one"
      • Rocky (899 posts)
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        11. My life has changed dramatically since my post in July.

        I started the ketogenic way of eating six weeks ago. I have lost weight, lowered my blood pressure, improved my energy levels but best of all, I’m thinking more clearly and my short term memory has gotten better. I easily remember why I walk into a certain room where as I used to have to retrace my steps to try and trigger the memory of why I went in.

        I was fat, sick and on my way to an early death. Now I’m enjoying life and making plans to do things I never thought possible.

        Life is good. Except for Trump. Thanks for the tips.

        And still enjoy Rosemary.

        "I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth."  Prof. Stephen Hawking  
  • Babel 17 (4569 posts)
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    3. Would those Rosemary scented products from Mrs. Meyer's work?

    They’re often on sale at one place or another so it pays to shop around. The best bang for the buck might come from the fabric softener, or counter top cleaner, as you’re not just rinsing it down the sink like with the hand soap.

    http://www.mrsmeyers.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=rosemary&limit=24

    Though if you use the soap to wash your face …

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  • Enthusiast (12612 posts)
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    4. And best of all, it tastes wonderful!

    I could do with a bit of memory boost.

    I have had family members with Alzheimer Disease. Having seen it up close I can verify it can be a nightmarish existence.

    "I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." Thomas Jefferson
    • Akallabeth (3034 posts)
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      7. curcumin/turmeric

      The yellow/orange phytochemical curcumin, the active principle in turmeric, seems to help prevent Alzheimers.

      "Out of many, one"
      • Enthusiast (12612 posts)
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        9. Thanks, Akallabeth. I add Turmeric to our rice when I cook it.

        Seems like it must take a whole lot of Turmeric in something to make its presence known.

        "I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." Thomas Jefferson
        • Akallabeth (3034 posts)
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          10. I meant extract, i.e. curcumin. Not just turmeric unless you eat it

          literally all the time. (many people from areas where its part of the local cuisine do.. but that level of consumption is not as common in the US.)

           

          So I mean capsules containing 95% curcuminoids extract.

           

          take it until your poop smells of it, then back off a bit.

          "Out of many, one"
          • Enthusiast (12612 posts)
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            12. Okay! Now I understand. I will look for curcuminoids extract capsules.

            I would be dangerous if my memory was better.  :bounce:

            "I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." Thomas Jefferson
            • Babel 17 (4569 posts)
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              14. Longvida is worth a look

              One supplier, many vendors, so imo shop by price. For me I find NOW’s version the best bang for the buck.

              https://vs-corp.com/longvida/

              I’m not connected with any companies, I’m just a customer.

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              • Enthusiast (12612 posts)
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                15. Thank you, Babel 17.

                "I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." Thomas Jefferson
  • Ratfancy (18 posts)
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    5. Just ordered a diffuser

    Great idea – getting a diffuser and some oil

    If you can't entertain, get off the planet!  Capy
  • Akallabeth (3034 posts)
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    "Out of many, one"
  • Babel 17 (4569 posts)
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    13. "Parsley, Sage, something-something, and Thyme"

    How does that song go, the one by Garfunkel and Oates?

    :)

    Just kidding!

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