You can even plant sage in your own garden. Not only is the herb very easy to grow, but it is also very easy to harvest and make a pleasant-tasting herbal tea that can be used for a wide range of health complaints. Traditionally, sage tea has been used to relieve the symptoms of colds, reduce sore throats and alleviate the symptoms of menopause.
How to make sage tea? Pick some sage leaves. Boil 2-3 dl of water and add the sage leaves. Cover for ten minutes, then strain, and add lemon and honey to taste.
Sage can be very effective in treating Alzheimer’s disease and memory problems. Studies have given sage supplements to Alzheimer’s patients. It was found that patients not only showed improvements in their memory, but also positive results in cognitive tests.
Healthy elderly people were also studied while they were also given sage supplements. The results showed that the subjects showed improvements not only in cognition but also in memory.
The herb also has analgesic effects. During the winter cold season, it can be used to soothe sore throats.
Sage has also been shown to alleviate the unpleasant symptoms of menopause by reducing the frequency of hot flushes. This positive effect has been maintained even in women entering the postmenopausal phase.
Sage has been shown to work very well in studies on diabetes. In individuals with type 2 diabetes, it has been shown to reduce not only blood sugar levels but also high cholesterol levels. Not only sage, but other herbs have also been studied to see which other plants have blood sugar lowering effects. These were: green tea, peppermint, thyme.
Sage also has outstanding antimicrobial effects. Other herbs also had such effects, with tea tree and peppermint also scoring well in the various tests in the study. The antimicrobial effect of this herb is present in all forms.