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Study: spearmint and rosemary extracts improve memory

Posted November 18, 2013

The health benefits of spearmint and rosemary have been described for years in numerous studies, but new research in mice suggests that antioxidants from spearmint and rosemary made into an enhanced extract can improve learning and memory, potentially helping with age-related cognitive decline.

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Rosemary – The Herb of Remembrance

Posted August 20, 2013

Everyone should have a rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) plant for culinary, medicinal and aromatherapeutic purposes. Native to the Mediterranean and cultivated worldwide, this shrubby evergreen, with pale-blue flowers, known as the “herb of remembrance,” has a strong, sharp, camphorous, herbaceous aroma with a warming energy.

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Smelling lavender and rosemary essential oils stimulates free radical scavenging activity, protecting cells

Posted August 19, 2013

A breakthrough study on essential oils, led by Dr. Mahmoud A. Saleh, reveals an elaborate list of herbs that possess powerful antioxidant properties. Using high tech gas chromatography/mass spectrometry technology, Saleh was able to isolate a very powerful group of essential oils that exhibit strong free radical scavenging activity at concentrations of just 5mg /mL.

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Benefits of Rosemary Herbal Tea

Posted August 19, 2013

Many herbs have known to provide health benefits. Amongst them rosemary is such a herb that it has been acclaimed for the therapeutic properties it possesses. Rosemary is a herb that is available all through the year and has leaves that resemble a needle. It is due to the bitterness of the leaves that it proffers so many health benefits. It is best to have rosemary in the form of a tea as the benefits of rosemary herbal tea are numerous. Rosemary tea acts as an antioxidant due to the powerful properties it gets from boiling in water.

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Health Benefits of Rosemary Herb

Posted July 20, 2013

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a common household herb grown in many parts of the world. It is an upright evergreen shrub with long needle like aromatic leaves. The herb is used for flavoring food, in beverages, as well as in cosmetics.

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Rosemary is linked to enhanced brain performance and other health benefits

Posted July 9, 2013

Rosemary’s delightful fragrance combined with its pungent taste has convinced many avid cooks to use it in various dishes, including soups and sauces. It is historically known to improve memory by increasing blood flow to the brain and head, which by extension also helps improve concentration. Rosemary also has the ability to improve digestion and seemingly reduce the severity of asthma attacks. In ancient Greece, it had such a formidable reputation to improve memory that students would often put rosemary sprigs in their hair when studying for exams.

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Can Sniffing Rosemary Really Make You Smarter?

Posted May 4, 2013

Yes, just smelling rosemary might do the trick. Healthy volunteers who took a sniff of 1,8-cineole — one of the main chemical components of rosemary — scored better on an arithmetic test than people who didn’t. In fact, the higher the participants’ blood levels of 1,8-cineole, the better their speed and accuracy on the tests.

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Rosemary Helps Increase Sugar Metabolism

Posted April 25, 2013

Rosmarinus officinalis is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant evergreen needles and white, pink, purple or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. However, you probably know it as rosemary. It adds a distinct flavor to meats and stews, and it can also be infused into oils.

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Nine ways rosemary can benefit your health

Posted March 16, 2013

If you like to cook with rosemary, consider growing the herb in your garden this year, in a pot or in a sunny window so you can have a fresh supply at all times. Aside from the wonderful taste, rosemary has a variety of health benefit shown in studies, some of which may be a surprise.

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Rosemary extract shows metabolic benefits: Lab data

Posted March 13, 2013

Scientists at spices, seasonings and flavorings giant McCormick and Company have unlocked the mechanism behind rosemary’s ability to reduce blood sugar spikes and cholesterol levels.

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