Thursday, October 11, 2012

Flowers: Sage

I just happened on Friday to be in my friend Dawn's house, and went to her garden to click click the wonderful flowers and fruit and vegetables and herbs. I mistook this to be lavender and her husband Ian told me it is sage.

I don't use sage, and perhaps that is why I am not very wise. Watched Dr Oz show and how you can have a sage tea to sage tea has been shown to boost alertness and mood, while decreasing anxiety. It also has flavanoids that reduce inflammation. To enhance the flavor, mix it with black tea, brew for 5-10 minutes and add a pinch of honey.

Sage is a very good source of Vitamin A, calcium, iron and potassium. Vitamin A and calcium are both especially important for maintaining healthy teeth, bones and skin. 

Health benefits of sage

Sage has been used for hundreds of years to treat all kinds of ailments. It was particularly popular in 19th century French medicine but is still used today by many people who prefer to cure themselves with herbal medicines.

Below is a list describing how sage can be used as a medicine and how it can benefit one's health.
  • It has recently been proven that taking sage can improve and enhance one's memory.
  • Sage contains rosmarinic acid, which acts as an anti-inflammatory within the body.
  • Sage is a powerful antioxidant, protecting cells from being damaged by oxidation and forming cancerous cells.
  • Prepare a little sage tea and use it to gargle with in order to relieve a sore throat and any mouth infections.
  • Sage may help people with diabetes.
  • Women suffering from excessive sweating due to the menopause should try drinking sage tea several times a day.
  • Sage can help to regulate menstruation and is good for all female gynaecological problems.
  • Clary sage is said to ease anxiety and relieve stress and depression.
  • Sage is said to help with allergies.
  • Sage is also a digestive and can aid digestion, particularly the digestion of rich, fatty foods.
  • Sage may help ease colds, coughs and excess mucous.
  • If gargled it may reduce bad breath.
  • Sage has antiseptic properties, which can treat cuts and sores if prepared as a wash.
  • If used as a hair rinse, it has been said that sage will reduce hair loss and darken the colour.


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Anonymous said...

I grow sage in my garden. Hummingbirds and many insects love the flowers. I use sage in the kitchen and for teas as well.
Great Information!

joanne said...

great info on sage.....I must use more of it!

Modern Mom said...

Great info!

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Tina´s PicStory said...

thanks for your beautiful flowers! :)