Shakespeare was on to something when he wrote this line.
Because, according to a new study in the journal Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology, the herb could very well boost your mental performance – and all you have to do is smell it.
The chemical component of rosemary essential oil responsible for the brain boost is called 1,8-cineole. In the study, this component seemed to help attention, working memory and processing.
The researchers are interested in studying the implications of this finding for Alzheimer’s research. It’s been previously determined that 1,8-cineole can inhibit acetylcholinesterase, which is a key enzyme in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s.
“Scent of Rosemary May Boost Cognitive Performance,” Medscape Today (medscape.com)
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I already reported on the many health effects of curcumin (turmeric) on multiple myeloma, pancreatic cancer, myelodysplastic syndromes, colon cancer, psoriasis, and Alzheimer’s disease. – one of the basic ingredients of curry. The material contained in turmeric, curcumin protects not only the liver but can – according to a study by the University of California prevent plaque formation in the brain directly – in Los Angeles (UCLA). Since turmeric is a very popular spice in India, where Alzheimer’s occurs only very rarely, it was assumed before the study referred to a causal relationship, which has now apparently confirmed Turmeric can be scattered in all the vegetables, rice and pasta dishes. It fits well to legumes and meat dishes. Particularly simple, the daily supply of turmeric can be done with tea. Enter a pinch (or more – according to Taste) of the yellow turmeric powder in a cup with hot water and drink the tea slowly and with relish.