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Feeling tired? Stimulate your senses with rosemary oil!

Here's an easy way to keep feelings of fatigue, lethargy and boredom at bay - inhale rosemary oil!

One of the most common problems most of us face is feeling fatigued or extremely sluggish throughout the day. While it is a known fact that getting eight hours of sleep every night can help in feeling fresh and active the next day, sometimes even that isn t sufficient, due to the high levels of stress people from varying age groups suffer from. If you re looking for an effective natural remedy that could help in stimulating your brain, you should consider adding rosemary oil to your medicine cabinet. Also, these are the 8 reasons to add this herb to your diet.

A study conducted by Thai researchers from Chulalongkorn University in 2013 found that rosemary oil possesses excellent brain-stimulating properties and can also act as an effective aid for memory improvement [1]. This study was published in a journal called Scientia Pharmaceutica.

The researchers found that rosemary oil can also get rid of feelings of boredom by providing fresh mental energy, as the participants recorded feeling fresher and became more active, and less drowsy after exposure to rosemary oil. In this study, total of 20 healthy subjects (10 males and 10 females), aged between 18 to 28 years had participated. The results showed significant increases in blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate after rosemary oil inhalation. Also, brain wave activities, autonomic nervous system responses, and mood states can all be modified with rosemary oil inhalation. The results support that there are medicinal benefits of rosemary when used as a stimulant in essential oil treatments.

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You can invest in a diffuser and use rosemary oil or you can simply add two to three drops of it to a tissue or handkerchief and keep smelling it for feeling refreshed. You could also use rosemary oil to grow your beard faster. Another way of reaping this medicinal benefit of rosemary oil is to use rosemary oil for a massage. In this study, a group of 35 volunteers were massaged with rosemary oil, and shortly after that all of them showed an increase in the measurements of their blood pressures and breathing rates. At the same time, they were observed to be more attentive, more alert, and also cheerful [2]. Did you know, a compound in rosemary could also promote eye health?

Reference

[1] Sayorwan W, Ruangrungsi N, Piriyapunyporn T, Hongratanaworakit T, Kotchabhakdi N, Siripornpanich V. Effects of Inhaled Rosemary Oil on Subjective Feelings and Activities of the Nervous System. Scientia Pharmaceutica. 2013;81(2):531-542. doi:10.3797/scipharm.1209-05.

[2] Hongratanaworakit T. Simultaneous aromatherapy massage with rosemary oil on humans. Sci Pharm. 2009;77:375 387.

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