Sage herb was awarded the title of ‘Herb of the year’ in 2001 by the International Herb Association, which makes its popularity quite clear. It hails from the mint family and is rich in antioxidants, phenolic acids and volatile oils. This fragrant herb has numerous skin benefits and thus has gained popularity among cosmetic and beauty industry.
Here are more facts about Sage herb that you might be interested in:
Sage has antioxidants like diosmetin, apigenin, and luteolin which enable it to fight depression and anxiety/stress. And it is a natural remedy, so there is lesser risk of relapse. A cup of sage tea can really lift your spirit.
Sage is claimed to improve your grasping power and memory. This is the reason why Sage is often used in supporting the treatment of clinical mental illnesses including Alzheimer’s. It basically speeds up the processing power of patients suffering from such diseases.
Sage has the potential to lower the cholesterol levels and triglycerides in type 2 Diabetics. The leaf of this plant also has hypoglycemic properties. It can also improve the lipid profile of such patients.
Sage has anti inflammatory properties which reduce inflammation which is why it is the most sought after alternate/natural cure for diseases like atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and bronchial asthma.
Sage contains a good amount of calcium and potassium both of which are essential for proper working of cardiovascular system. It also helps patients with Arrhythmia by regulating the heart rate. It also is low in sodium and does not add to the cholesterol levels in the body.
Sage leaf oil is used to improve blood circulation and stimulate cell renewal. This herb is an excellent source of Vitamin A and calcium, which is beneficial for cell renewal. The antioxidants in this herb help ease the wrinkles, fine lines and dark age spots. It makes the skin look fresh and young.
Massaging sage oil helps a lot in toning and shaping the parts of body that have most cellulite deposit. Regular use of this oil can help in preventing cellulite re-occurences.
Sage oil is extremely beneficial for scalp health. Massage the oil in your scalp to promote hair growth and better blood circulation. It will also improve follicle production.
Grey hair that were once a sign of ol age are now even seen in children. The oil of leaves of Sage plant help solve this problem of premature greying hair. If pure oil isn’t available, you could also opt for sage extract- enriched hair oil for getting the same benefits.