The Super Medicinal Value Of Sage
“Sage can help in boosting memory power as it stimulates the brain when taken in small quantities on a regular basis”
Sage and rosemary are often considered ‘sister herbs.’ This Mediterranean herb is used in food preparations that contribute to better health and belongs to the mint family.
Sage is a herb with many health benefits with high medicinal value and is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine. The leaves of this herb contains more protein and fibre and is also loaded with vitamin A and calcium. There are also different varieties of sage that are edible and provide many nutrients. Here are some health benefits of sage, if used regularly.
Health Benefits Of Sage
The properties of sage help in providing anti-inflammatory benefits and help reduce inflammations, especially in the gastrointestinal tract. A brew made of sage is the ideal way to consume th herb to prevent inflammations.
Rich In Antioxidants
The rosmarinic acid, luteolin and apigenin compounds found in sage help in neutralizing free radicals, thereby reducing oxidative stress to the heart, skin and muscles.
Sage can help in boosting memory power as it stimulates the brain when taken in small quantities on a regular basis. Also, memory disorders like Alzheimer’s and dementia can be treated with the incorporation of sage in one’s diet.
Sage provides essentials oils and vitamins which help in enhancing skin health and improving skin tone. Skin infections especially can be cured by using sage regularly.
Promotes Bone Health
One of the important nutrients, vitamin K in sage, helps in boosting bone density and also helps in curing early stages of osteoporosis.
Encourages Hair growth
Sage oil mixed with other essential oils is commonly used to prevent hair loss by using it for hair massage.
Gut immunity can be improved by adding sage leaves in the diet, every day as its anti-inflammatory properties reduce the symptoms caused by gastritis.
How To Use Sage
- Buy sage fresh, dried or grounded and use in different food preparations
- Fresh sage leaves have a strong aroma and can be used to enhance the flavour of the foods
- Sage leaves boiled in black tea help in flushing out toxins and also work as an expectorant to relieve bronchitis and flu symptoms