What Is Sage?
Sage is an herb. There are many species of sage. The two most common are common sage (Salvia officinalis) and Spanish sage (Salvia lavandulaefolia).
Sage might help with chemical imbalances in the brain that cause problems with memory and thinking skills. It might also change how the body uses insulin and sugar.
People commonly use sage for memory and thinking skills, high cholesterol, and symptoms of menopause. It is also used for pain after surgery, lung cancer, sore throat, sunburn, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Sage and Sage Tea Benefits
Sage contains powerful antioxidants and other nutrients with disease-fighting properties. Potential sage, sage extract, and sage tea benefits include:
- Boosts memory
- Eases menopausal hot flashes and night sweats
- Fights inflammation
- Improves blood sugar control
- Lowers cholesterol levels
- Prevents cancers
- Promotes skin healing
- Relieves a sore throat and tonsillitis
- Treats cold sores
Sage Leaf supplement
If you’re looking for sage in higher doses but don’t care for the taste, a supplement might be a good alternative.Of course, like most Health Food Supplements, the Aogubio Company is more than ready to sell you slippery elm bark capsules as a dietary supplement.
Dosage: How Much Sage Should I Take?
Always speak with a healthcare provider before taking a supplement to ensure that the supplement and dosage are appropriate for your individual needs.
The recommended dosage of supplemental sage generally ranges from 280 mg to 1,500 mg by mouth daily for up to 12 weeks. If you use sage capsules or extracts, never consume more than the recommended dose on the product label.
Sage can also be used as a fresh or dried herb and is sold as a tea. The tea has a slightly minty, aromatic taste that can be bitter. Some people prefer adding sweetener to sage tea.
When is the best time to take sage capsules?
These can be taken during the day, at night or both. If you are looking for something herbal then tinctures such as Valerian and Hops traditionally used for sleep or Sage, traditionally used for hot flushes/night sweats can be taken before bed.