Lisa A. Flam 4/24/14
Dr. Levinson suggests dyslexia and ADHD may be helped by enhanced memory and alertness using Sage and Rosemary
Herbal medicine is moving into the mainstream at the Cleveland Clinic, one of the nation’s top hospitals. Among the
herbs discussed, Oz said, “When people were given sage oil and tested for word memory, there were dramatic
improvements in their ability to process information and memorize it. Rosemary helps improve alertness.”
According to Dr. Harold Levinson, herbalists have reported the memory improvement observed from sage since the 1590’s. However, a study published in the academic journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behaviour (2003) was first
to verify improved word recall in healthy young adults following sage in a controlled study. Since memory is impaired in many conditions, and sage is harmless, it is worthwhile being tried by clinicians in dyslexics and those with related ADHD, etc. Clearly, there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain.
About Harold Levinson, M.D.
Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of the Levinson Medical Center for Learning Disabilities in Long Island, New York. He is a well-known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author. For more information, call 1(800)334-7323 or visit: http://www.dyslexiaonline.com
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