Nutritionally, sage contains Calcium, Copper, Folic Acid, Iron, Thiamin, Vitamins A, C and K, Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium, Pyridoxine, Riboflavin and Zinc. Sage contains many antioxidants, including apigenin, diosmetin and luteolin. Sage’s antioxidants aid in the reduction of inflammation and the higher amounts of Vitamin A and beta-carotene are important for eye health. In addition the Vitamin C in sage is a good source for immune and respiratory health.
Prostate. White sage has been used by herbalists in formulas to reduce an enlarged prostate.
Cancer. Flavonoids found in sage have been researched to aid in the reduction of lung cancer and continues to be researched for various other cancers.
Diabetes. Sage has been researched for helping in the lowering glucose and can be used a preventative toward type 2 diabetes. Research has shown that those with type 2 diabetes, sage aids in the lowering of cholesterol and triglyceride levels also.
Digestive illness. Sage has been known to aid in the alleviation of digesting disorders such as appetite loss, bloating, diarrhea, flatulence, gastritis, and heartburn.
Cognitive functons. Sage has been used for those with Alzheimer’s, brain chemical imbalances, memory loss and depression. Research on sage has indicated that it helps in increasing alertness.
Overall health. Sage has been known to contain antiseptic values and can aid in healing of cold sores, mouth soreness, gingivitis, swelling of the nasal passages, throat and tongue and sage can also be inhaled to help with asthma. Reducing excessive perspiration and saliva is another benefit in the use of sage. Reducing hot flashes in menopausal women, aiding in painful menstruation and correcting the flow of excessive milk while nursing has been other health benefits of sage.
Please consult with a healthcare professional before beginning any herbal protocol, please consult with your healthcare professional if you are a pregnant or nursing mother.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Add 1 tablespoon of sage in 1 cup of boiling water, remove from stove and steep for 5-10 minutes, drink unsweetened.
Dry sage can also be used to make herbal tinctures.
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