The Effect of Rosemary Aromatherapy on Memory

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  • Chung, Young-Hae (Dept. of Nursing, College of Korean Medicine, Dongshin University) ;
  • Kim, Jeong-Sook (Dept. of Nursing, College of Korean Medicine, Dongshin University) ;
  • Cho, Su-In (Dept. of Herbology, College of Korean Medicine, Dongshin University)
  • 정영해 (동신대학교 한의과대학 간호학과) ;
  • 김정숙 (동신대학교 한의과대학 간호학과) ;
  • 조수인 (동신대학교 한의과대학 본초학교실)
  • Published : 2006.12.30

Abstract

Objectives : This study was designed to investigate the effect of aromatherapy using rosemary on memory for college students. Methods : This study used equivalent control group pretest-posttest design. The subjects of this experiment consisted of thirty college students. Fifteen college students were in the experimental and control group each. As a treatment, intervention using rosemary aromatic candles was applied. Data was analyzed by SPSS Program. Results : List learning and verbal span were significantly improve in the experimental group (P=0.013, P=0.017, respectively). There was no significant difference between the two groups in others. Conclusion : These findings indicate that aromatherapy using rosemary could be effective in improving list learning and verbal span.