Sage is a perennial evergreen shrub. The other names of sage plant are garden sage, common sage, kitchen sage, golden sage, culinary sage and its botanical name Salvia officinalis. Names “sage” or “salvia” comes from Latin and mean “to save”. Sage herb is native to Mediterranean regions, but now is cultivated all over the world. The flowers of the plant are blue/purple. Since ancient times it has been used in medicine and culinary. Salvia is also used in cosmetics. Leaves of the plant are used to make medicine. You must have heard about sage tea benefits and healing propertied of sage plant.
There are many sage health benefits. It is used for:
- loss of appetite;
- Alzheimer’s disease;
- loss of memory;
- menstrual pains;
- menopause problems;
In culinary it can be added to a great variety of dishes and used as a spice due to its peppery taste. The leaves of the sage plant can be fried or used dried and fresh. Preparing healing and useful sage tea will suit any taste and besides that it will also act like an excellent remedy.
Now you know about numerous sage benefits! Use it in food or medicinal amounts, no more than 4 months and you will get good results. Overusing may cause such side effects as liver problems, lowering of blood sugar level and problems with your nervous system. Pregnant and breast-feeding women are better not to use this herb.