Boost your mood and cleanse your space. If you follow my pages and my blogs, you've heard this one before! Each herb has unique energy and properties some work as a antibacterial and some work as a bug repellent however, a study has been done with Rosemary and it turns out... it actually does help boost your mood AND cleanse your space!! exciting news.
The Science of Rosemary
Scientific evidence suggests that rosemary does in fact stimulate the memory centers of the brain. So use a spritz of rosemary cleansing spray when studying and on test day to help you remember what you need to know.
Does Rosemary Actually Improve Your Memory and Cognition?
Some research looked at how the smell of rosemary affects cognition. Participants were exposed to the aroma of rosemary while performing visual processing tasks and serial subtraction tasks. With higher amounts of the rosemary aroma, both speed and accuracy in the tasks increased. Interestingly, mood also improved with exposure to the rosemary aroma.
Burning this herb releases memory and mood boosting qualities. Researchers found that students working in a room that contained the aroma of rosemary, achieved between five and seven per cent better results in memory tests.“It could be that aromas affect electrical activity in the brain or that pharmacologically active compounds can be absorbed,” said researcher Mark Moss.
view this study here: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/news/2016/04/herbs-that-can-boost-your-mood-and-memory/
What exactly is Rosemary?
An evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean, rosemary has spruce-like leaves which are green on the top and whitish beneath. In the spring and summer the plant may put out blue flowers if the weather is humid enough. The flowers are labiate, as is typical of the mint family. A rosemary bush may reach up to five feet tall.Rosemary may be propagated by cuttings taken in early summer from a non-flowering branch.
History Of Rosemary and the Folklore
We all love a good folklore. Here's a list of the History of Rosemary and the folklore that i've researched.
The word Rosmarinus is from the Latin meaning "dew of the sea".
Christian folklore says that rosemary will grow for 33 years, until it reaches the height Christ was when he died, and then it will grow no more. Apparently, Rosemary's flowers picked up their blue color and acquired their fragrance when Mary spread her blue cloak over a rosemary bush to dry while they were on their way fleeing to Egypt.
Rosemary is also associated with Aphrodite and appears in many ancient images of Her.
Rosemary was used to ward off evil spirits and nightmares. The wood was used to make musical instruments.
Rosemary branches were often woven into wreaths worn by brides at weddings and decorated rosemary branches were presented as gifts to wedding guests. In Wales, it was distributed to funeral guests to throw into the hole as the coffin was lowered.
It's sacred to Aphrodite and the Virgin Mary.
Rosemary can be used for remembrance as well as to dispel jealousy.
In Wicca traditions , historically speaking Rosemary is useful for ritual baths, and for making sacred herbal water for ritual cleansing, blessing and purification. Bathing in rosemary will enhance your memory and will make you more memorable to those you meet throughout the day.
Burn rosemary to enhance memory Also used to retain youth in baths- and burn as incense when you are meditating or doing dream work to remember your past lives, help with tarot, runes etc
Place rosemary under your pillow to help you to remember your dreams and to keep away nightmares and other unwanted nighttime visitations
Rosemary may be used in handfasting ceremonies in a variety of ways. It can be carried or worn by the bride and/or groom to symbolize love and loyalty and it may also be gifted to guests for the same purpose. If a bride and groom plant a rosemary plant together on their wedding day, they can watch it as it grows to divine the family's fortune.
Rosemary was also given as a gift for New Year's Day, along with an orange, stuck with cloves and it was used with holly and mistletoe to decorate for Yule.
An old saying says "Where Rosemary flourishes, the Woman rules" and in England it was believed that rosemary could not grow in the garden of the home unless the mistress was the master.
In France, Rosemary was burnt, along with Juniper berries in sick rooms and hospitals to purify the air.
During the Middle Ages, it was hung around the neck to protect from the plague. Carrying a twig protected from the evil eye.
Rosemary is believed to attract faeries and good energies.
A man who is indifferent to the fragrance of rosemary is unable to give true love to a woman and those who smell rosemary frequently will retain their youth.
It was an embalming herb and sacred in Egypt. It was also a sacred herb to the Greeks.
Where you can find Rosemary for Burning?
We, at ilmypsychicjane.com, have a large selection of herbs for cleansings including rosemary bundles! Dried for Burning use only! We also have a special blend Rosemary spray perfect for those sensitive to smoke- an all around refreshing kit.
What does Rosemary smell like when you burn it?
Sweet, crisp and woodsy. It's a wonderful scent that'll make your home/ car smell fresh!
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A word from ilmypsychicjane.com
While rosemary shows some promise for boosting our brain power, it's important to check with your doctor before you begin smudging/ cleansing with herbs Use at your own risk and research. The blogs/ posts are for inspirational and holistic health research purposes only!