Rosemary By Any Other Name Will Still Smell Like Rosemary

Rosemary Herb Flowers

Rosemary has long been regarded as a versatile and potent herb. It’s history and uses are as diverse as the earth’s surface. Rosemary has been used medicinal herb, and we now have the science to back it!


Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as Rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region.


rosemary-scentAs recently discovered by Dr. Mark Moss, Head of Psychology at Northumbria University, rosemary significantly improves the brains ability to perform at a higher level of function. The healthy participants in the study were asked to perform unrelated tasks while the room was infused with either rosemary, lavender, or no scent. The findings: those in the room with rosemary completed the tasks at a quicker pace and with more accuracy than those in the room with lavender or no scent!




For more on the study and its findings, read here.


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