August 12, 2019 2 min read

Have you ever wanted to remember names, places, times and text better?  If you answered “yes” as I have, help is closer than you think. 

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis, ct.1.8 cineole)is one of the world’s most popular medicinal herbs and has a crisp fragrance that appeals to almost everyone.  It can be used for numerous uses ranging from stimulating hair growth to fighting off infection.  For centuries, Rosemary has been considered “the herb of remembrance” and can improve memory and mental clarity.  You’d have to eat a lot of rosemary to get the memory help you are seeking and that much Rosemary might not be very tasty after a while.  Instead, use Rosemary essential oil. 

There are several simple ways to use Rosemary so that it can improve mental clarity and memory.  Simply inhale it 3-4 times each day from the bottle lid, or put 1-2 drops in the palm of your hands, rub it together, cup your hands over your mouth and nose without touching you face, and inhale.   If you will do this prior to and during study time, you will retain the material much better than without using Rosemary.

While Rosemary is working on your memory and mental clarity, it is also good for lung and respiratory ailments, bronchitis, asthma and sinusitis.  Add 1-2 drops in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil, lotion, or Youngevity CM Cream™ and massage into areas needing relief such as pain in joints. Too much Rosemary can become a stimulant so don’t use Rosemary if you have high blood pressure or if you’re pregnant.

Rhonda Barker, CA.    

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