Sage

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Background

Sage is native to countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea and has one of the longest histories of use of any medicinal herb.The ancient Greeks and Romans knew  sage could help to reduce spoilage,the Arabs and The Arabs, along with everyone from the Chinese to the Gypsies all touted  sage as a preserver of longevity. These attributes are now being confirmed by science, which has isolated the herb’s numerous terpene antioxidants.

Medicinal Value

Sage is an excellent digestive herb when and particularly helps with the digestion of meat and fowl.  A simple cup of sage tea  has excellent antibacterial and astringent properties, and will help alleviate cold and flu symptoms.  It is an effective odor and germ killer which explains it popular use in gargles for sore throats, gingivitis and sore gums  Sage Tea – There are many medicinal uses for Sage tea and one of them happens to be it’s positive effect on how your body uses insulin.

Studies have shown that Sage has the ability to boost insulin activity in diabetics. Those with type 2 diabetes found Sage to be the most effective.

 Along with being an effective aid in Diabetes control, Sage tea is also known for it’s positive effect on liver function. A liver that is not functioning at it’s best can lead to headaches, fatigue, and reduced immunity. So Sage’s positive effect on the liver is one of it’s greatest medicinal effects.

 Also,Extracts of sage are used in personal skin care for its capacity to heal the skin as well.  Plus, it is loaded with  flavonoids, phenolic acids, enzymes, and antioxidants all of which may lower heart disease risk, inflammation, and menopausal symptoms, while improving brain health and relief from bronchial asthma while killing off free radicals in the cells (to name just a few).

Cultivation

Growing sage is easy, indoors or out. A few snips added to your favorite recipes give you much more than great flavor.

Harvest & Keeping

Preparation Methods & Dosage :Sage can be used fresh or dried both as a culinary herb and medicinal herb. Sage can be taken as a tea, and the infusion can used externally as a skin and hair rinse, and as a gargle for sore throats. Liquid extracts can be diluted with water and easily applied to teeth and gums.

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