cognition

January 10, 2018
lemon (citrus limonum)

How Lemon May Help Boost Mood & Cognition – Plus Home Recipes

Pictured: Lemon (Citrus limonum) What aroma is good for boosting mood and may also help with studying?  Lemon (Citrus limonum) has shown in studies to reduce anxiety and depression.  It may also be a useful tool for studying.  In a 2008 study, key constituents (taken internally) that reduced both physical […]
March 12, 2018
eye health

Memory Tea and Diffuser Recipes

Pictured – Ginkgo Tea By: Kathy Sadowski, Master of Science Degree in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT Memory feeling foggy?  Need to give your cognitive abilities a jump start?  Try drinking this memory tea or running a diffuser with the essential oils listed below. Memory Tea Ingredients: 2 tsp of […]
March 22, 2018

Neroli (Citrus aurantium) Research

Latin Name: Citrus aurantium Family: Rutaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
March 22, 2018

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) Research

Latin Name: Petroselinum crispum Family: Apiaceae The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action. This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are […]
March 29, 2018
spasmolytic

Easy Peppermint Tea Recipe

Peppermint – Mentha piperita – Tastes minty, cooling, refreshing.  Drink this Easy Peppermint Tea Recipe to help with congestion, indigestion, and to improve cognition.  Avoid in excess, during pregnancy, and with young children. By:  Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT Easy Peppermint Tea Recipe Ingredients 2 Tbsp of […]
April 1, 2018

Hops (Humulus lupulus) Research

Latin Name: Humulus lupulus Family: Cannabinaceae Hops have been used to brew beer for over 1,000 years.  Native Americans believed in the herb to help with insomnia and pain of the teeth, ears, and joints.  Further, the bitter taste of hops has been used to stimulate digestion.  Modern research has […]
April 3, 2018

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Research

Latin Name: Mentha piperita Family Name: Lamiaceae There is a significant amount of research on peppermint (Mentha piperita).  It has shown to be beneficial as a digestive aid, respiratory aid, and to relief inflammation and muscle spasm and tension.  It’s menthol constituent has shown analgesic activity.  It has also shown antimicrobial, […]
April 7, 2018

Cognition / Neuroprotective

Do you feel like your brain has gone on a vacation?  There are herbs that can help improve concentration and cognition.  Try some of the recipes listed below to help make studying more effective and work time more productive.  Also included are studies about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  Alzheimer’s is […]
April 10, 2018

Brain Spread Recipe

Suffering from brain drain…Try this brain spread recipe, loaded with herbs and berries to help you get to thinking straightly again. Brain Spread Recipe Ingredients 1 tsp of fresh peppermint leaves – organically grown (or 1/2 tsp dried) 1 tsp of fresh sage leaves – organically grown (or 1/2 tsp dried) […]
April 11, 2018

Easy Rosemary Tea Recipe

Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis – Tastes like pine, with both a camphorous, and a herbaceous note.  Try this Easy Rosemary Tea Recipe to help as a circulatory tonic, stimulant, respiratory aid, and to improve concentration.  Avoid during pregnancy and with small children.  Do not drink in excess. By: Kathy Sadowski, […]
April 12, 2018

Gotu Kola Super Brain Salad

Gotu Kola can aid in cognitive performance, so if you need to use your noggin, try this Gotu Kola Super Brain Salad. Gotu Kola Super Brain Salad Ingredients 1 bunch of fresh gotu kola leaves, minced 1 yellow onion, minced 1 green chili, minced 1 large tomato, diced Juice of […]
April 12, 2018

Minty Mind Opener Room Spray

This minty mind opener room spray is an invigorating burst of aromas: mint, citrus, herbs, and pine.   Give a few sprays into a room to help improve energy, open the mind, boost cognition, and clear congestion. Minty Mind Opener Room Spray Ingredients 10 drops of spearmint essential oil 5 […]