*The Benefits of Sage as an Herb and Spice*~Sage, scientifically known as Salvia officinalis, is derived from the Latin “to save”, and its medicinal properties illustrate just how appropriate this name is. The herb has one of the longest-standing records in medicinal uses, and has been used in one form or another in nearly every culture and region in the world. Now, sage as a plant or spice can be used by you in your kitchen or backyard, and could save you from using another over-the-counter or even prescription drug remedy. ~Sage has both anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Like its family members, rosemary and mint, sage contains useful flavonoids and phenolic acids, which are known to boost health and help numerous ailments. The herb is said to be easily absorbed by the digestive tract and works to change concentrations of inflammatory molecules. Sage also contains something called rosmarinic acid, like rosemary, which is highly antioxidant—it protects cells against damage.
~The anti-inflammatory properties of sage make it a great herbal remedy for people who suffer from inflammatory conditions. These include arthritis, asthma, and even gingivitis. In animal tests (that have yet to be confirmed in people), sage lowered blood pressure and regulated blood sugar in diabetics.
~In the same way that sage was historically used to preserve meats, it can also be used to fight bacterial infections and yeast within the body. As a poultice, sage leaves could be used to reduce chest congestion and inflammation. Historically they were also used by natives of the western states to stop bleeding in people and animals.~Exciting research has also emerged on the effects of sage and memory. One study in 2003 found that sage oil remarkably improved people’s memory on recall tests. It’s been suggested (though not yet proven) that sage can protect against Alzheimer’s as well.*The many benefits of sage include*:
-Sore throat relief
-Digestive aid
-Diarrhea relief
-Cough suppressant
-Fights gum and mouth disease
-Promotes healing
-Relieves bruising, cuts, and scrapes
-Cold remedy
-Possibly anti-diabetic
-Memory booster
-Increase bile flow and liver detoxification
~Sage is most easily and commonly taken as a tea or used as a spice and to smudge. For tea, use either fresh or dried leaves, steeped in boiling water for several minutes. Drink the tea or use it as a mouthwash to promote healthy gums and fight mouth ulcers. But, you can also reap benefits from chewing on the leaves whole, using the spice for cooking, or making a poultice.
*Taken from Facebook page: Wild Witch.
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