Sage

Sage

Sage

Formal Name: Salvia officinalis
Supplement Forms: Leaves, liquids

Recommended Daily Allowance

  • Infants: (0 to 12 Months) N/A
  • Children: (1 to 13 years) N/A
  • Adolescents: (14 to 18 Years) N/A
  • Adults: (19 and Older) N/A
  • Lactating Women: N/A
  • Pregnant Women: N/A

Notes: No RDA info available.

Additional Information

History

In ancient Greek and Roman culture, sage was thought to be a key to wisdom and intelligence. The Romans also believed that sage could provide a path to immortality. In medieval times, sage was used medicinally to treat fever and indigestion. The British royal family hired herb strewers to spread lavender and sage around their residences in the 17th century due to the herbs’ pleasant fragrances.

Bodily Functions Sage Assists

Sage is a fragrant perennial herb that has been shown to improve the function of the brain, including memory and concentration. It also reduces sweating, prevents kidney stones, and regulates menstruation.

Foods High in Sage

Sage is a delicious herb that makes a great addition to spice rubs and marinades. You can also add dried sage leaves to a cream sauce to create an interesting, aromatic flavor. To receive the health benefits of sage directly, try brewing tea with the herb.

Ailment That Sage Eliminates:
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves memory and concentration
  • Prevents kidney stones
  • Can be applied topically to the scalp to eliminate dandruff
  • Sage tea can be gargled to soothe a sore throat
  • Regulates menstruation
Side Effects/Pre-Cautions:
  • Pregnant women should avoid sage in the early stages of pregnancy
  • Epileptics should avoid sage
  • Sage should not be ingested in a excessive doses

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