Have you ever wondered across a plant that you have never seen or heard of before, and thought about the possibility of the plant being edible or not? Or decided on whether it can be beneficial to the human body? It is more than common when it comes to herbal plants. Herbs have been a beneficial staple to the human body since the beginning of time, as it has been used for a variety of treatments and uses that produces positive results.
One of those uncommon herbs is Salvia Officinalis, also known as Sage.
Sage is an herbal leaf that belongs in the mint family, such as rosemary, thyme, and basil. You can find Sage almost anywhere that contain grasslands with well-drained soil, mostly in the Prairies and Great Plains of America. Here are 4 main benefits sage can produce, both physically and mentally.
1. Cooking Benefits
The most common and popular use of Sage is it’s use for cooking as a spice. Sage has a very strong earthy flavor, that is best used as a spice to flavor comfort foods such as soups, stews, and slow roasted poultry. The sage will help give food a bolder, richer flavor that is compatible, and can be added either freshly cut, dried, or grinded into a powder-like form. According to Ranker Foods, sage is ranked 23rd out of the top 50 most useful spices in the kitchen. The next time you plan dinner, make sure to add a small dosage of sage into your recipe.
2. Medicinal Benefits
Besides sage being a great cooking spice, it is also considered to be a great medicinal choice of herb. Sage contains a variety of essential minerals and nutrients, such as Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, and Iron just to name a few. In assistance to the vitamins and minerals, sage herbs also produce combatable acids that plays a big part in essential health. The ways you can take sage can be found in oils and powder filled pills, however the most common way to take sage is in tea. Sage tea is one of the most highly beneficial and healthy forms of tea to consume, as it is instilled with many antioxidants and acids that will boost your immune system, help digestive problems, reduce the menstrual pain for women, even reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s and lung cancer.
3. Cleaning Benefits
The most surprising benefit sage can do is by using it in a cleaning source. The main cleaning source when it comes to sage is lotions and face mask creams. According to “Our Everyday Life”, Sage can help reduce the aging of skin, while also cleaning the pores and preventing skin dryness by low moisturization. The best part is that sage lotions and creams are easy to find at your local pharmacy or online such as Amazon. Another way of using sage to clean is by burning it in an open room, as the smoke from the antioxidants will fill the air and clear any bacteria particles that may be lingering and floating around the space.
4. Mental Benefits.
The last benefit Sage can produce is by far the best in my opinion, and that is it being a source for mental and spiritual wellness. Burning sage, or Smudging, has been around since the beginning of time. It is used as a tool to connect with your spirits, resulting in a way of inner healing within. Smudging will also allow you to remove any negative energy in your space, allowing you to be free and positivity enforced with inhaling the sage smoke. You must be careful with burning sage however, as it can become dangerous if left unattended. It is best to light a small batch and remove the fire when the smoke becomes too heavy.
In conclusion, Sage is an herb that is very underrated. It is packed with so many great uses and benefits that is valued significantly higher than its price, and it is best to be taken advantage of. Not only is it a great tasting spice herb, but it is also a great source of medicine that will cure the mind, body, and soul. I highly recommend trying out these benefits and let me know which one stands out to you the most! I hope this information has inspired you to jump on the Sage bandwagon. Thank you for reading and have a nice day!