Looking For An Effective Coffee Alternative
Or perhaps a natural remedy for hot flushes?
An ancient proverb from which we all can learn, says, “How can a man grow old who has sage in his garden”
Long used by herbalists around the world Sage is one of my favourite herbs.
Sage is believed to be oestogenic and is commonly used by modern herbalists in prescriptions for menopause in order to treat hot flushes and night sweats.
Sage provides a fast, natural lift to cognitive performance for all those seeking a non-caffeinated natural boost.
Sage was revered by the ancient Greeks and in 1597 John Gerard, botanist and herbalist wrote that sage “is singularly good for the head and brain and quickeneth the nerves and memory.”
In various traditional medicine systems sage is reported to have the following actions:
antiseptic, astringent, antiviral, anticonvulsant, antifungal, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antiasthmatic, antipyretic (assist in bringing down a fever
), digestive, diuretic, carmative, choleretic, emmenagogue (Emmenagogues are herbs which stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus), nervine, sedative, stimulant, tonic, vulnerary (used to promote the healing of wounds.)
Research has shown that sage contains powerful antioxidants.
The water-soluble polysaccharide complex from sage has demonstrated immunomodulatory activity (Capek & Hribalocva 2004.
Promising in vitro research suggests that various constituents of sage may have a role in cancer prevention.
There are over 750 species in the salvia genus. And it is a very hardy to herb to grow.
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