From cleansing energy to healing ailments, sage is worth a place in your feel-good pot of natural remedies. Sage has been used historically for anxiety and depression, colds, digestive complaints, hormone balancing and so much more!
What are the benefits of sage?
One teaspoon of ground sage contains 10% of the daily value of vitamin K, which helps assist our bodies with bone health and blood clotting. The herb also reaps small amounts of other nutrients like magnesium and vitamin A. And that’s just the beginning.
· Sage is packed with antioxidants
The fuzzy leaves are stacked with antioxidants that boast anti-inflammatory properties and help protect against free radicals. Herbs in the mint family, like sage and rosemary, include antioxidant powerhouses, have anti-cancer properties and memory boosting abilities.
· Sage has antimicrobial properties
Historically, people have used sage internally and topically as a cleansing herb as its generally seen to be highly aromatic, and therefore rich in antimicrobial compounds. It’s an amazing disinfectant, can help banish body odour and can treat wounds and skin infections.
· Sage can boost cognition
Sage is great for people who tend to be sluggish and have low cognition as it’s a heating, drying element that can help with improving memory. From smelling its essential oil and improving mood and reducing anxiety, to helping you feel more mentally alert and switched on!
So how should you consume sage?
Add 2 x teaspoons of sage to 8 ounces of hot water and let it infuse for 15/20 minutes.
NOTE: This is the perfect remedy to ward off a sore scratchy throat!