Sage

sage

 

Sage is most commonly known for treating sore throats and coughs, mouth inflammations, and gingivitis. Sage oil contains alpha- and beta-thujone, camphor, and cineole as well as rosmarinic acid, tannins, and flavonoids. Clinical studies also indicate that the substance found in sage oil may also offer antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral effects…

In Germany, sage herb is commonly used for upset stomach and excessive sweating. In England, sage is used for some symptoms of menopause.

Recent studies show that sage improves memory, behavior, and attention. When combined with Lemon Balm it improves memory and mood. Sage is helpful in managing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.  

A little sage goes a long way. Using too much can be hazardous. No more than 3 grams (2 teaspoons) per day.

In cooking, sage is most commonly used in sausage and with poultry.

 

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