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July 2015

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance…”

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So says Ophelia in Hamlet, and it appears she wasn't far wrong! Recent studies by psychologists from Northumbria University, Newcastle found that a whiff of an essential oil made from rosemary improved both the short and long term memories of participants, as well as helping to sharpen the mind when doing mental arithmetic.

Of course, rosemary has always traditionally been a symbol of remembrance.