have you had your SAGE lately?? plant it or buy it…

Healthy Living, Spice

The silvery-green sage plant is native to Mediterranean regions and is now cultivated throughout the USA. There are almost 1000 different varieties of sage but they all contain similar health benefits which are outlined below. I grow sage in my garden and like to add it to my tea and if you are a guest at my house, you will probably be served a cup of tea with sage :) It is most commonly used in the USA as a Turkey stuffing on Thanksgiving. I would caution against using a lot of it since it has such a strong taste.

Sage has great flavor and aroma; there are so many potential health benefits.   Sage also grows well in gardens specifically in a sun-filled, sandy soil area.  It usually does not grow more than two feet high and is an excellent border plant for your garden. Seeds take awhile to germinate though.

There is preliminary evidence suggesting that sage is beneficial for the following:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Excessive sweating or perspiration
  • Digestion of fatty foods
  • Gingivities
  • Menopause
  • Stomach upset

Sage has a very long and early documented history of use. Traditionally it has been used for sore throat, cough, pregnancy and postpartum depression. There has not been many scientific studies supporting these yet.

Have you ever tasted Sage before???


2 Responses to “have you had your SAGE lately?? plant it or buy it…”

  1. CakewhizNo Gravatar Says:

    I have had sage before but didn’t like how strong the flavor was. But, after reading all these benefits, i think i should give it another shot…lol.


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