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Health Benefits of Sage

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 23:42 Written by

health benefits of sage acroama blendsBy Justin Penoyer

You'd be a wise sage to add this herb to your recipes. Not only does it have a soft, sweet savory flavor, but for millennia sage has also been prized for its health-promoting qualities.

Sage infusion has long been recognized as "thinker's tea," due in part to its ability to antagonise GABA and Seratonin receptors--thereby enhancing concentration and attention span, and alleviating one's mood (1).

Many historical physicians have praised sage's medicinal qualities. Dioscorides, Pliny, and Galen all recommended sage as a diuretic, hemostatic, emmenagogue, and tonic (2).

The famous physician herbalists John Gerard and Nicholas Culpeper both wrote about sage. In 1597 John wrote of sage in his foundational encylcopedia Herball, stating that 'It is singularly good for the head and brain and quickeneth the nerves and memory". About fifty years later Culpeper confirmed in his book The English Physician, saying that "It also heals the memory, warming and quickening the senses" (3).

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spicesBy Justin Penoyer

The importance of bio-active spices in the diet has long been understood in traditional medical systems, and modern science has made significant progress over the last two decades in revealing both the scope and critical roles culinary spices play in health and disease.

There are currently near 200 spice-derived nutraceuticals under study for a variety of therapeutic activities, including but not limited to tumor necrosis factors, anti-inflammatory agents, protein and cellulose digestive aids, and antiseptic activities that negate harmful compounds found in vegetables and meats.

Most of these beneficial chemical agents are volatile oils found within the various spices, the same oils that give a spice its distinctive aroma. The term "volatile" is used to reflect the delicate nature of these oils and their tendency to degrade or evaporate quickly due to processing and exposure to heat and oxygen.

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