Sage potent health benefits

Sage potent health benefits

  • Sage is another unsung hero we feel deserve recognition. It is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with blue to purplish flowers.
  • It is native to the Mediterranean region and has a long history of medicinal and culinary use.
  • The strongest active of sage are within its essential oil, which contains cineole, borneol, and thujone.
  • Sage leaf contains tannic acid, oleic acid, and estrogenic substances.
  • Sage potent health benefits:
  • Cancer-preventing:
  • Sage is full with antioxidants which clean up the free radicals of in our metabolism.
  • Antioxidants work hard to prevent free radicals from attacking cell tissues and help prevent cancer.
  • Aids with Diabetes:
  • Sage is considered being of benefit to patients with diabetes, according to Pub Med website. A study by researchers C. F. Lima, M. F. Azevedo, et. al., was done at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, August, 2006. Entitled, “Metformin-Like effect of Salvia officinalis (common sage): is it useful in diabetes prevention?” The study was based on the anti-diabetic effects of an infusion of sage tea in mice. The results showed sage tea infusion effects may be useful as a food supplement in preventing Type 2 diabetes by lowering the blood glucose of individuals at risk.
  • Aids with cold and flu:
  • Sage is beneficial in reducing fevers and colds, sore throat and headaches.
  • NOTE: There is mounting evidence that sage may help with Alzheimer’s.
  • Taken as a tea, it is a diuretic and has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. If you drink sage tea it can also help reduce anxiety.
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  • Sage tea recipe:
  • Ingredients: (Makes 2 cups)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsps  chopped fresh sage or dried
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • Directions:
  • Boil water
  • Add Sage
  • Let steep for 15 minutes
  • Strain before drinking
  • Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only.
  • REFERENCES:
  • 1. Clebsch, Betsy; Carol D. Barner (2003). The New Book of Salvias. Timber Press. p. 216. ISBN 978-0-88192-560-9.
  • 2. Stearn, William T. (2004). Botanical Latin. Timber Press (OR). p. 456. ISBN 0-88192-627-2.
  • 3. Akhondzadeh S, Noroozian M, Mohammadi M, Ohadinia S, Jamshidi AH, Khani M. (2003). “Salvia officinalis extract in the treatment of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease: a double blind, randomized and placebo-controlled trial”. J Clin Pharm Ther 28 (1): 53–9. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2710.2003.00463.xPMID 12605619

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