Salvia Officinalis or sage is an evergreen, perennial subshrub. The plant has woody stems, grayish leaves and blue to purplish flowers.
The plant grows 1 to 2 feet tall and comes in wide variety of ‘flavors’ while some types are used only for ornamental purposes.
Sage is loaded with wonderful health benefits. Some are listed below.
Bearing the practical usage of herbs, sage comes in handy when dealing with bleeding disorders. Just a tbsp of this awesome herb contains 43% of daily value of vitamin K.
Sage has miraculous benefits when it comes to anemia. 100g of sage leaves are blessed with 179% of daily value of iron.
Iron is an essential component of hemoglobin and is involved in transport of oxygen to the tissues. Deficiency of iron can lead to anemia which is characterized by fatigue, irritability and shortness of breath.
Sage efficiently lowers cholesterol as it is affluent with fiber.
Fiber in sage absorbs cholesterol in the intestines and expels it from the body in the form of stools.
Fiber also absorbs cholesterol in bile and prevent it from getting absorbed in the blood stream.
Sage effectively reduces stress levels because of the presence of soaring magnesium levels. Magnesium acts a blocker to calcium channels and prevent recurrent excitation of nerves helping lower your stress levels and anxiety.
Magnesium acts as filter for stress hormones and prevent them from entering in the brain.
Sage can be an incredible herb to include in diet especially in people with a risk of osteoporosis.
100g of fresh sage leaves can provide 165% of daily calcium value.
Vitamin A is necessary to prevent eyes from age related damages like macular degeneration and cataract.
Sage is abundant with this antioxidant vitamin in the form of beta carotene providing 115% of daily value.