Sage is known for promoting a long life and was used centuries ago. It was claimed that it could make man immortal. The sage plant is rich in antioxidants and can help maintain brain function and concentration.
Sage has a reputation for it's antiviral and antibacterial properties. It has been used for soar throats, coughs, mouth ulcers, bleeding gums and other inflammation of the mouth and throat. Gargling Sage tea can keep unwanted bacteria from your mouth keeping it fresh and clean. Many herbal tooth powders contain Sage as the main ingredient.
Sage is an astringent for drying up fluids within the body. It is useful for those that perspire excessively, have night sweats, hot flashes acne or unwanted breast milk.
The Sage plant is great for improving function and memory of the brain. Many studies have been done that claim it's uses are very affective in treating Alzheimer's disease when taking sixty drops of Sage extract for four months, compared to those taking a placebo. Sage prevents the breakdown of neurotransmitters that are deficient in Alzheimer's patients.
Research has found that Sage is an excellent antifungal that can treat candida, indigestion and any respiratory infections. It comes from the mint family and has some tranquilizing effects that can relieve headaches. Including Sage in the form of a tea, extract or pill to your life can keep you wise, healthy and immortal.