Tuesday, 17 July 2018    HomeAbout UsContact Us    









You are here: Home Nutrition


Sage As A Medicinal Herb
Posted by SoundHealth, in Nutrition
Topics: Sage

  Mail To Friend    Printer Friendly Bookmark and Share

Sage is a potent herb with many uses both in the kitchen and medicinally. Its range of health-enhancing properties includes improving brain health, regulating hormones, plus it is an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and may even prevent Alzheimer's disease.

The health benefits of sage are similar to those attributed to other members of the mint family, especially to rosemary. It contains a variety of volatile oils, flavonoids, and phenolic acids, including the phenolic acid named after rosemary - rosmarinic acid. The rosmarinic acid in sage and rosemary functions as an antioxidant, reducing inflammatory responses in the body.

Sage is also anti-bacterial and anti-mucosal so it is useful for fighting colds, and clearing catarrh as well as fighting off germs. Its antiseptic properties make it excellent for healing gum problems and sore throats when drunk as a tea or used as a gargle.

Sage has several ways of improving mind and mood. Research published in 2003 found that sage is an outstanding memory enhancer, particularly short-term memory, as in word-recall tests. The dried root of Chinese sage contains active compounds similar to those used to combat the formation of plaques in the brain, found in Alzheimer's disease.

Sage contains thujone, a phytoestrogen which helps regulate the menstrual cycle and relieves many unpleasant menopausal symptoms, including hot flushes.

Tips for Using Sage

  • Sage has a warm, spicy, slightly tangy flavor that can be used to flavor meat dishes, soups, etc.

  • Sprinkle a handful of roughly torn sage leaves onto a salad to make it even more nutritious.

  • To retain the delicate flavor of sage, add the herb near the end of the cooking process.

References

  • Malencic D, Gasic O, Popovic M, Boza P. Screening for antioxidant properties of Salvia reflexa hornem. Phytother Res 2000 Nov;14(7):546-8 2000.

  • Tildesley NT, Kennedy DO, Perry EK, Ballard CG, Savelev S, Wesnes KA, Scholey AB. Salvia lavandulaefolia (Spanish Sage) enhances memory in healthy young volunteers. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2003 Jun;75(3):669-74. 2003.


Link to this article:   Show: HTML LinkFull LinkShort Link
Share or Bookmark this page: You will need to have an account with the selected service in order to post links or bookmark this page.

                 
  
Subscribe via RSS or email:
Follow us through RSS or email. Click the RSS icon to subscribe to our feed.

     
  

Related Articles:
Add a Comment
You must be registered and logged in to comment.





Visit Vaccines.Me for information and education on vaccination.


Latest Articles
Some Notes of Advice on Health, Disease and 'Medicine'
Cooking With Vegetable Oils Releases Toxic Cancer-Causing Chemicals, Say Experts
Cancer Simplified: Part 5 - The Initiators and Promoters of Cancer
Cancer Simplified: Part 4 - The Immune System's In-Built Anti-Cancer Mechanism
Cancer Simplified: Part 3 - Cancer Is Simply a Failure of the Immune System
Cancer Simplified: Part 2 - An Analogy for Different Perceptions About Treatment of Cancer
Cancer Simplified: Part 1 - What Is Cancer and How Does It Develop?
Honey and Anti-Biotic Resistance: A New Approach!
On the Rejection of Hijaamah by the Physicians (Shaykh Muhammad Bin Ibraaheem Aal Al-Shaykh)
How to Limit Efffects of Bisphenol-A Upon Children

Pages
No pages found.

Most Popular
Garlic, Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar: Must Have Excellent Home Remedy
How To Eat Fruit Properly
Rocket: A Spicy Salad Leaf With Potent Health Benefits
Ibn al-Qayyim: Henna Has Many Benefits from Treating Headaches to Burns
Why We Need Protein in our Diets
Talbina: Relaxation For the Heart of the Sick Person
Five Superfoods You Should Be Eating Everyday
Deodorant And Anti-Perspirant Dangers - Do You Know What You're Putting Under Your Armpits?
The Different Kinds Of Exercises Your Body Needs
What Foods Are Good For Your Eyesight?

Archives (View more)
2016 • January
2015 • November
2014 • March
2014 • February
2013 • October
2012 • October
2012 • August
2012 • January
2011 • December
2011 • November
2011 • October
2011 • September


Copyright © 2018 . All rights reserved. RSSTagsPrivacyLegal and Terms of Use Quick Way to Learn Arabic Alphabet