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Sage, tasty medicinal herb

Salvia, its Latin name means medicinal herb. The healing properties of sage have been known for millennia. Sage is a delicious green herb with special properties. This green plant will improve your memory. It fits well in a herbal mixture. Try putting sage on cooked vegetables or put it in a vegetable smoothie. NB! This article is written from the personal view of the author and may contain information that is not scientifically substantiated and/or in line with the general view.


  • Medieval multi-medicine
  • Sage milk and sage tea
  • Sage is bursting with vitamin K
  • Rosmarinic acid
  • Sage improves brain functions
  • Eating tips for sage
  • Sage against aging


Medieval multi-drug

In the Middle Ages, sage was used against diarrhea, stomach problems, pneumonia, liver disease, kidney disease, night sweats, sore throat, scurvy, menstrual complaints, inflamed wounds and rejuvenation treatments. It is a magical plant and magicians can do all kinds of wonderful things with sage. It was listed as one of the magical herbs in the book Liber Aggregationes which was attributed to Albertus Magnus, someone who was thought to be a magician but who was nevertheless canonized.

Sage milk and sage tea

Sage originally grows in countries around the Mediterranean Sea on sunny mountain slopes. The ancient Greeks and Romans used sage as a medicinal plant and as a meat preservative. That sage is good for this is confirmed by contemporary scientific research. Sage inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria. The Chinese were very fond of sage tea. In the 17th century, Chinese traders traded with Dutch traders so that both could sell goods in their home markets. The Dutch received 3 boxes of Chinese tea for one box of sage, that’s how crazy the Chinese were about this European herb. In the Netherlands, sage milk, warm milk was enriched with sage, was drunk as a sleeping aid for a long time. To this day, sage is still found in organic toothpaste, it freshens the mouth.

Sage is bursting with vitamin K

Sage is packed with vitamin K. Only 4.5 grams is enough for the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of vitamin K. Other than that, it contains no significant vitamins or minerals. This tasty plant that fits well in a herb garden contains a significant amount of phytonutrients. It contains many antioxidants. In addition, salvia officinalis, as the Latin name fully states, is good for the brain. It is on the list of important brain foods.

Rosmarinic acid

Sage is related to rosemary and mint. The Latin name for this family is labitae. Just like rosemary, sage contains the flavonoids apigenin, diosmetin, and luteolin. It also contains the polyphenol rosmarinic acid. Rosmarinic acid is found in sage, rosemary, oregano, lemon balm and marjoram. Rosmarinic acid has an anti-inflammatory effect in the body by activating molecules that fight internal infections. These infections occur every day at the cellular level in everyone. If the body does not arm itself against it, infections occur in body cells that can eventually lead to diabetes or cancer. This magical herb therefore fits into a diet during chemotherapy. Osteoarthritis, arteriosclerosis and asthma are examples of internal infectious diseases that sage can help against. Rosmarinic acid is also an antioxidant. It fights free radicals in the body, which if present in too large numbers can also lead to diseases.

Sage improves brain functions

Herbalists have long known that sage improves memory. This green herb is a concentrate for the mind. In 2003, a scientific study was published that proves the memory-enhancing effect. In an American double-blind study, 45 participants were given a placebo or a pill with essential sage oil. 5 tests were administered, each one hour or more apart. The group that had taken a sage pill scored higher than the placebo takers. In herbal medicine or phytotherapy, sage root has been used for over 1,000 years to improve brain functions. A scientific study by British professor Peter Houghton in 2003 showed that sage root contains a substance that is very similar to substances used in the medicine against Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a disease whose main characteristic is memory loss.

Eating tips for sage

Sage is delicious on a pizza, omelette and a sandwich with Dutch cheese and tomato. It is an excellent spice to add to tomato sauce. You can use it to enrich a vegetable smoothie. Sage tea is a tasty and special tea. It is an ideal herb for making your own herbal tea. Sage is a great herb to put on baked potatoes. Cooked vegetables enrich your meal. It does well in vegetable-based soups.

Sage against aging

Carnosic acid is an important component of sage. It is a strong antioxidant. In addition, it stimulates the production of glutathione. This is a substance made up of three amino acids; cysteine, glycine and glutamic acid. Glutathione is also called an anti-aging substance. In the 10th century, there were already Arab scientists who said that eating sage gave you eternal life. That’s a good reason to make this delicious-tasting plant a daily nutrient.

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