Sage is one of those herbs that often sits in the kitchen cupboard until Thanksgiving, makes a one day appearance, and then gets put back for another 364 days. Yep, that’s what happened growing up in my mom’s house. If the truth is to be told, I am not sure I had any sage until today. Now I have a plant that needs sun, so it can’t be put into the cupboard. This herb is too amazing to be forgotten in the cupboard so much.
My mom was just mentioning to me last night that she needed an herb to help keep her awake in church. At the time, I had no idea, though I knew of several that aided in sleep. Well, here it is. Yes, sage increases alertness.
Historically it was also used as a fertility drug. Think of how much cheaper that was! I bought my plant today for $3!! No insurance policy needed.
Journey with me as we discover some sage advice: partake for life.
Healing benefits are:
- treating Alzheimer’s
- regulating diabetes and cholesterol
- boosting memory
- fighting dental disease
- alleviating menopausal symptoms
- battling infection
- curing sore throats and coughs
- reducing swelling and bleeding
- easing respiratory disorders
We could all benefit from this! And I thought lemon balm was incredible. My medicine cabinet is moving outside to the garden.
Sage should not be used if you have a seizure disorder. Though it seems that culinary usage is not a problem.
Its use in pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been researched, so take note!
Now that you know how amazing sage is, bring it on!