February 2, 2016
Memes and memory
by Lori (Roberts) Wilson
Being a smart aleck from way back and having married a smart aleck, my brain works a bit differently than others’ brains. For example, when I see this meme on Facebook …
I just have to comment. Let’s see if my fellow snarky people can mind-meld with me … cue the Jeopardy theme music …
“Alex, I answered, ‘what is … What if Rosemary doesn’t want to be sniffed?’”
And if you answered that or something similar, you WIN! You don’t actually get anything for winning – just the satisfaction that you’re a winner. (I also hope you don’t have a friend named Rosemary because, if you do, you might just drive her nuts with this information).
According to a study, the increase in memory actually ranged from 60 to 75 percent. You can read details here: http://roberttisserand.com/2013/04/new-rosemary-memory-research/
The memory-boosting qualities of Rosemary were known even to William Shakespeare. According to the linked article, “Rosemary has been long been linked to memory, with the most famous literary reference found in Hamlet when Ophelia declares: ‘There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray, love, remember.’”
Rosemary essential oil also supports and strengthens natural immunity. However, when those defenses are breached, Rosemary helps relieve coughs, bronchitis, sinusitis and ear aches (but NEVER use an essential oil INSIDE the ear). It even helps relieve pain in joints.
Other areas Rosemary essential oil boosts the body: circulatory system, liver, gallbladder and the endocrine system, especially the adrenals.
Although it is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing, Rosemary essential oil is not for use with high blood pressure and must be used with caution when pregnant. It is not to be used on infants but can be used with caution for children under age 10. For those with asthma, Rosemary essential oil has respiratory benefits; however, in very rare cases, asthma attacks have been triggered.
How do you learn the safest ways to use Rosemary essential oil? Get the book or the free e-book. Foundational Aromatherapy is the book by Leiann King and Brenda Wright and is available here: http://foundationalaromatherapy.com/book-landing-page/ and at www.essentialforoils.com
Nearly half of the book is offered as a free e-book, with detailed information about 46 single oils and 25 blends: http://foundationalaromatherapy.com/ebook/
Whether you sniff, apply or diffuse, Rosemary essential oil has many uses – maybe too many to remember!