Saturday, January 28, 2017
Sage a herbal remedy for pain , inflammation and cognitive disorder.
Salvia officinalis is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. Sage or garden sage as its commonly refered to ,is closely related to rosemary, and they are often considered “sister herbs”. The traditional use of sage in medicine is well-documented and dates back thousands of years,when it was used for the treatment of snakebite, protection against evil and boosting female fertility. According to research published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, the herbs sage and rosemary contain potent anti-pain and anti-inflammatory compounds. These compounds known as carnosol and carnosic acid are potent anti-inflammatory agents and also help reduce pain. In one study published in the medical journal Current Medicinal Chemistry, researchers found that sage’s ability to prevent the breakdown of a critical brain messenger hormone may make the herb helpful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Sage has been found to be so powerful in its ability to treat Alzheimer’s disease that the German Ministry of Health is currently considering adding sage as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease to its Commission E Monographs—a compilation of the safety and effectiveness of herbs. While there are various species of sage, the one most commonly found to be beneficial for Alzheimer’s disease is Salvia lavandulifolia. The herb also help menstruating women who are suffering from excessive bleeding, nursing women who experience excessive lactation, as well as menopausal women who are suffering from hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. Another benefit of sage is actually its high level of vitamin K, an essential vitamin for the body that isn’t found in many common foods. Vitamin K is a crucial element for developing bone density and ensuring the integrity of our bones. Sage, particularly in its essential oil , has a history of use in the balancing of hormones. Sage is also available in tea form, dried or fresh herb, tincture, capsules or essential oils for those looking to take advantage of its anti-pain, anti-inflammatory and brain-boosting effects.