A "meme" now circulating on Facebook claims that
Scientists Find Sniffing Rosemary Can Increase memory by 75%
The credited web site, www.herbs-info.com has this article on the topic, which in turn references a study in this article. But the final article doesn't have any references, and only offers a slightly more specific version of the claim:
Researchers have found for the first time that essential oil from the herb when sniffed in advance enables people to remember to do things.
It could help patients take their medication on time, it is claimed, or even help the forgetful to post a birthday card.
In a series of tests rosemary essential oil from the herb increased the chances of remembering to do things in the future, by 60-75 per cent compared with people who had not been exposed to the oil.
Are there any studies to show that smelling rosemary improves memory?