By Mike Adams
Of all the culinary herbs, sage is perhaps the one with the broadest range of medicinal uses. As you’ll see in the collection of quotes about sage shown below, sage is anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial; plus it helps cleanse your blood and may even prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
You may not have known all these amazing health applications for such a simple herb. Check out the quotes below and learn what health experts like Dr. James Duke are saying about sage…
Sage was given the distinguished title of “Herb of the Year” in 2001 by the International Herb Association. The health benefits of sage are similar to those attributed to other members of the mint family. Sage is perhaps most similar to rosemary. The primary medicinal components in sage are volatile oils, flavonoids, and rosmarinic acid. Some of the distinct effects of sage that have been reported include anhidrotic (prevents perspiration); blood sugar-lowering effects in diabetics; antimicrobial; and drying up the flow of milk during lactation.
– The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods by Michael Murray, N.D. and Joseph Pizzorno, N.D.
After taking the sage extract, the subjects felt more alert, calm, and contented, and the benefits lasted for several hours afterward. Dosage: For supplements, follow the label directions regarding dosage. For cooking, mince sage or use whole leaves to season chicken or turkey.
– The Food-Mood Solution: All-Natural Ways to Banish Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Stress, Overeating, and Alcohol and Drug Problems–and Feel Good Again by Jack Challem
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