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Does Rosemary Help Children's Memory?

I first started to get interested in this question as I was passing by the television one day. It was the news and I heard the question, ‘Is there anything that can help children to have less stress in exams by helping improve their memory?’ I was interested straight away, so I sat on the sofa and watched the program. The people talking about this went to a rosemary factory, and explained that rosemary might help children’s memory. I thought, ‘Wow, is that even possible? And if it is, would this be the end of the stress of studying for tough tests?' I was surely over-reacting. I mean, they weren’t even sure it was true, were they? I researched a bit and found out more about it, just to make sure they were telling the truth.

This is what I found out:

  • IT WAS TRUE!!!

  • It would be significant after six months of usage

  • It help stress and anxiety

  • They are sure if it works for everyone

I still couldn’t believe it. Maybe it was fake? But I do like the smell of it, so maybe I could pick some rosemary in the summer and put it in a glass of water to fill the room with a rosemary smell. All I have to do is wait until summer comes. Though then I will have to wait SIX MONTHS!!! That may be a little bit too long for me. But I suppose being patient is considered a virtue... or something like that. I wanted to research a little more and see what else could help my memory, but I got too tired and went to bed. I will have to find out another day...


Elspeth L, Year 7

Image: Eugene Zelenko, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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