Thursday, September 11, 2014

How Sage Helps In Boosting Your Health

Health Benefits of Sage
Sage is a herb which belongs to the mint family along with other herbs like thyme, oregano, basil, lavender etc. It is native to Mediterranean. The Latin name of sage is Salvia officinalis which means ‘to save’. This clearly depicts the curative properties which are present in this wonderful herb.
The sage plant has gray leaves with flowers which may be of purple, pink, blue or white in color. Mostly the leaves are used. They may be dry or fresh in nature. It has a very pleasant and unique aroma. Due to this addictive aroma, sage is often used as a fragrance in various cosmetics and soaps.

Sage is very nutritious is nature. There are numerous health, skin and hair benefits of sage. The various health, skin and hair benefits of sage are as follows:

Fights depression

Sage is often used as a medicine to fight with depression. It is rich in antioxidants like diosmetin, apigenin and luteolin which make it a strong and powerful medicine to fight with depression. It is also used to prevent various digestive problems and mental disorders. 

Treating Alzheimer’s 

The consumption of sage helps in improving memory and other mental disorders. Sage is good for people who suffer from mild alzheimer’s disease. Sage helps to improve the information processing among the people with such disease.

Improves skin’s appearance

Sage leaf oil increases blood circulation and stimulates cell renewal. Sage is rich in calcium and vitamin A which are essential for daily cell regeneration. The sage oil improves the appearance of the skin. It also reduces facial wrinkles and redness making the skin look younger and flawless.

Reduces cellulite

As we know, sage leaf oil increases the blood circulation. This helps in eliminating toxins which are stored by the body. As the toxins are eliminated, the appearance of cellulite is automatically reduced. This also prevents the further appearance of cellulite.

Promotes healthy hair

Oil extracted from the sage leaves is good for the health of our scalp. You can directly massage sage oil into your scalp. This will increase the flow of blood to the hair follicle. This minimizes hair loss and encourages hair growth. Sage oil is also a natural gray hair reducer. If you don’t get pure sage oil, you can look for hair products which contain sage oil or sage extracts.

Helps Type 2 diabetes patients

Sage is good in lowering triglyceride levels and cholesterol in the patients who suffer from type 2 diabetes. A research have proved that sage leaf extracts have anti-hyperglycemic along with lipid profile improving effects which are helpful for hyperlipidemic type 2 diabetes patients. 

These were the various health, skin and hair benefits of sage. Sage is one such herb which is available and used till date.

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