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Sage - Nature's Memory Booster


15th March 2004, 13:06

The common Sage is an evergreen under-shrub. It's natural habitat is Spain, along the northern shores of the Mediterranean, although it is cultivated in England, France and Germany for it's culinary and curative properties.

The Latin name Salvera to save.

The Latin name is Salvia translated as saviour.  This species was formerly thought of as the herbal saviour of mankind.

In the United States Pharmocopoeia, the leaves are still officially prescribed, as they were formerly in the London Pharmocopoeia. Sage is now neglected by the regular Practitioner, though it is still used in domestic medicine.

Among the Ancients and throughout the Middle Ages, sage was in high repute: "Why should a man die whilst sage grows in his garden?" This has a corresponding English proverb: 'He that would live for age, must eat Sage in May'.

Sage contains vitamins A,C and B complex.  The minerals in sage are very high levels of calcium, potassium, selenium, silicon and sodium. Sage also contains phosphorous, sulphur, chromium and iron.

Among its many properties, sage was thought in the Middle Ages, to save and prolong life.

Sage is beneficial for mental exhaustion. Sage increases the ability to concentrate.  It improves the memory and has been used to cure some types of insanity.

Scientists found adults taking sage or sage oil did better in memory tests. Research shows it protects the brain's 'chemical messangers'.

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