The fragrance of many essential oils exerts a powerful stimulus on the limbic system - a
part of the brain located on the margin of the cerebral cortex, including the amygdala,
hippocampus, and other components, which interact directly with the thalamus and hypothalamus.
Acting together, these glands and brain components are the seat of memory, emotions, and
sexual arousal, and govern aggressive behavior. The ability of essential oils to pass
the blood-brain barrier gives them enormous therapeutic potential against such neurological
diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s, and MS.
When the aroma of essential oils is inhaled, the scent travels to the reticular system
of the brain stem where emotions and memories are connected. This enables essential
oils to improve emotional wellness in many ways. Those haunted by negative memories
can use a cleansing blend, and in times of stress or mental fatigue a rejuvenating
oil can remove emotional stressors and leave you feeing mentally invigorated.
Other essential oils increase feelings of courage and determination when faced
with life's many challenges.
Oils improve memory by stimulating an opening of emotional blocks.
Peppermint improves mental concentration and memory. Dr. William N. Dember conducted
a study at the University of Cincinnati in 1994 showing that inhaling peppermint
increased mental accuracy by 28 percent.
The fragrance of diffused oils, such as lemon, have also
been reported to increase memory retention and recall.
- Peppermint, rosemary CT cineol, basil, rose.
- Lemongrass with basil, rosemary CT cineol, peppermint or rose.
- Rosemary CT cineol with basil, lemon, peppermint, clove, cardamom, or helichrysum.
- Brain Power, Clarity
- Lemongrass with Clarity.
- Rosemary with M-Grain.
- Clarity with En-R-Gee (indirectly helps because of boost in one’s energy level).
- Essential Manna, Rehemogen and MultiGreens.
- 5 drops basil
- 10 drops rosemary
- 2 drops peppermint
- 4 drops helichrysum
Blend in ½ to 1 ounce V-6 Mixing Oil or Massage Oil Base.
- 4 drops lavender
- 3 drops geranium
- 3 drops rosewood
- 3 drops rosemary
- 2 drops tangerine
- 1 drop spearmint
- 2 drops Idaho tansy
Rub on temples, forehead, mastoids (bone behind ears), brainstem (back of neck).
Other things that affect your memory.....
Vascular cleansing will allow better and unimpeded blood flow,
giving improved distribution of oxygen and nutrients.
We absorb heavy metals from air, water, food, skin care products, mercury fillings
in teeth, etc. These chemicals lodge in the fatty tissues of the body, which in
turn give off toxic gases that may cause allergic symptoms. Cleansing the body of
these heavy metals is extremely important to have a healthy immune function,
especially if we have amalgam dental fillings.
Drink at least 64 ounces of distilled water daily to flush toxins and chemicals out of the body.
Amalgam fillings in teeth contain mercury. People who are sensitive to these metals
may want to consider amalgam removal. However, the process is expensive, and the
replacement is not always without problems, since the compounds in the new
fillings can still cause reactions. Many people notice an improved memory, after amalgums are removed.
A recent book by Dr. Russell L. Blaylock, professor of neurosurgery at the Medical University of Mississippi,
Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, explains that aspartame is a neurotransmitter facilitating the transmission of information from one neuron to another. Aspartame allows too much calcium into brain cells, killing certain neurons, earning aspartame the name of “excitotoxin.” With aspartame now in over 5,000 products such as instant breakfasts, breath mints, cereals, frozen desserts, “lite” gelatin desserts and even multivitamins, it is no surprise that there is a virtual epidemic of memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. In a move much like a telephone company selling your phone number to telephone solicitors and then charging you to block their calls, G. D. Searle (the Monsanto company that manufactures aspartame) is searching for a drug to combat memory loss caused by excitatory amino acid damage most often caused by aspartame.