Sage

Sage leaves are grayish green in color with a silvery bloom covering. They are lance-shaped and feature prominent veins running throughout. Sage is available fresh or dried in either whole, rubbed (lightly ground) or powder form.

 

Sage herb health benefits:

  • Sore throat relief
  • Digestive aid
  • Diarrhea relief
  • Anti-swelling
  • Cough suppressant
  • Fights gum and mouth disease
  • Promotes healing
  • Relieves bruising, cuts, and scrapes
  • Cold remedy
  • Anti-perspirant
  • Possibly anti-diabetic
  • Memory booster
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Increase bile flow and liver detoxification
  • Protect against Alzheimer’s

 

Nutrients of Sage Herb:

Sage herb is a source of vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin K, calcium, potassium and iron.

 

Dosage on using Sage:

The average daily internal dose is 4 to 6 g of the drug; 0.1 to 0.3 g of the essential oil; 2.5 to 7.5 g of the tincture; 1.5 to 3 g of the liquid extract.

SAGE Side Effects & Safety:

  1. Sage is LIKELY SAFE in amounts typically used in foods. It is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth or applied to the skin in medicinal amounts short-term (up to 4 months).
  2. But don’t use sage in high doses or long-term. Some species of sage contain a chemical called thujone that can be poisonous if you get enough. This chemical can cause seizures and damage to the liver and nervous systems. The amount of thujone varies with the species of plant, the time of harvest, growing conditions, and other factors.
  3. Diabetes: Sage might lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use sage. The dose of your diabetes medications may need to be adjusted by your healthcare provider.
  4. High blood pressure: Sage can increase blood pressure in some people with high blood pressure. Be sure to monitor your blood pressure.

 

 

For more information about Sage herb, visit link below:

Sage Herb at WebMD
Sage Herb at WHFood
Sage Herb at Speedy Remedies
Sage Herb at Healthy Choices Plus