Our Ancients Were Right About Sage

Posted on Dec 14, 2021 in Diabetes, Natural Health, Nutrition, Virus-Superbugs-Bacteria

Our Ancients Were Right About Sage

Sage tea is and was an important component to Dr. Bruess Cancer Cure. There are over 900 different species of sage, belonging to the mint family. We’ll touch on reasons why you would want to include sage, either sporadically or daily as a remedy for health problems.

Originally sage is a perennial, native to the Mediterranean area, although fortunately it is easily grown in pots and our backyards throughout most regions of the world.

To date, the oldest recognized records of sage being used for its healing abilities are over 4000 years ago by the ancient Egyptians. They treated an array of serious diseases and even the plague. And during the time of medieval Europe, sage was consumed to strengthen the memory.

Like so many tried and true whole natural medicine sources used down through the ages, science can confirm why sage has so many applications and benefits to offer.

Why is Sage so Potent as a Healing Agent

Today exists mountains of literature on the benefits of antioxidants. Sage is chock-full of antioxidants that protects our cells against serious illnesses, lowers inflammation throughout the whole body including the brain – improving our memory.

Sage offers over 160 different polyphenols. These are plant-based compounds that perform as antioxidants in our body.

Sage (Salvia offinalis)

Sage’s active ingredient (polyphenol rosmarinic acid) has shown results in improving memory and brain cognition. Sage also reduces tau hyperphosphorylation in addition to diminishing several Alzheimer’s intermediaries, such as lowering Ab accumulation and reactive oxygen species and inhibiting lipid peroxidation and DNA fragmentation.

Sage extract is very effective for reducing the breakdown of acetylcholine—a main component for memory. Sage tea is wonderful; you can also use sage in meal preparation, and it can be purchased as a tincture or supplement for therapeutic treatment. 1

Benefiting Alzheimer patients, sage has shown to stop the breakdown acetylcholine referred to as our chemical memory messenger. Sage is a known memory booster and demonstrated the ability to stop the progress of further memory problems as noted in studies performed with Alzheimer’s patients. 2

In addition to improving and protecting our memory, sage boosts mental alertness while elevating moods and promoting feelings of calm.

Combat Certain Cancers

Sage is supported by studies and professional application in its ability to fight cancer such as of the breast, skin, liver, cervix, colon, kidney, and mouth.

“I have used sage tea in addition to a few other items to rid a patient of thyroid cancer, case history found in my ‘Reverse Thyroid Disease Naturally’ book.”

Sage works by destroying cancer cells as well as its growth.

Lowers LDL Cholesterol

By drinking sage tea twice a day, lowered LDL cholesterol in just two weeks and even raised the good cholesterol (HDL). There are many incredible natural agents to assist in lowering bad cholesterol that can be sourced in my ‘Reverse Heart Disease Naturally’ book. Heart risk factors involving cholesterol affect one in three Americans.

Support the Immune System

Due to sage possessing extremely high amounts of antioxidant/anti-inflammatory compounds, it isn’t hard to understand why and how sage assists our overall immune system in dealing with pathogens including cancer.

Sage is great for strep throat used as a gargle and wonderful to treat colds and flu.

Assist in Managing and Preventing Diabetes

Sage has shown to help prevent major fluctuations of blood sugar. Components in sage have the ability to regulate and inhibit the release of stored glucose in the liver. Sage offers help for those who are dealing with Type 2 Diabetes and can therefore help in its prevention.

Skin Health and Anti-Aging

As many of us have come to know, free radicals cause wrinkles and other signs of skin damage resulting in aging of the skin.

Again, it is sage’s powerful antioxidants that come to the rescue as it wards off free radicals to help reverse and avoid the wrinkles and other skin damage.

Let’s not forget that sage has powerful antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, and has tough anti-inflammation properties aiding a wide variety of other skin problems.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Helps Hot Flashes

Sage has long been used in different cultures to manage the symptoms of menopause, and science is more and more validating its value in this area of usefulness.

For example, in studies, sage showed the potential to significantly reduce both the amount and intensity of hot flashes.

Another sage study demonstrated it may help reduce excessive sweating.*

*Hyperhidrosis (hi-pur-hi-DROE-sis) is abnormally excessive sweating that’s not automatically related to heat or exercise. A person may sweat so much that it soaks through their clothing. This type of sweating disrupts normal daily life and can cause social anxiety and humiliation.

Improves Oral Health and Fights Throat Infection

Sage has powerful antimicrobial properties that can help fight the microbes that encourage dental plaque. Streptococcus mutans bacteria cause cavities. Sage infused mouthwash destroyed this cavity causing bacteria.

Other supportive research showed a sage-based essential oil stopped the spread of Candida albicans – a fungus also known to cause cavities.​​​​​​​  Additionally, when this fungus builds to an unhealthy level in the body, the tongue appears to have a whitest thick coating. Yeast infections and excess weight gain are other common symptoms.

Lastly, sage is abundant in polyphenols and possesses powerful antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Undoubtedly a great asset with health benefits that extend far beyond the benefits and uses extolled in this article.

Consider eating freshly plucked leaves now and again which prove a bit challenging due to its very pungent taste. You may cook with it as many do in stuffing and bread dressing mixtures or drink sage tea. You may also purchase sage as a supplement – whenever purchasing herbs for their medicinal properties be sure to buy quality (organic or wild crafted).

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  1. Luvone T, De Filippis D, Esposito G, D’Amico A, Izzo AA. The spice sage and its active ingredient rosmarinicacid protect PC12 cells from amyloid-bpeptide-induced neurotoxicity. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 2006;317:1143–1149. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16495207

2. Drugs R D. 2017 Mar; 17(1): 53–64. Published online 2016 Nov 25. doi: 10.1007/s40268-016-0157-5.PMCID: PMC5318325.PMID: 27888449; Salvia (Sage): A Review of its Potential Cognitive-Enhancing and Protective Effects. Adrian L. Lopresticorresponding author. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5318325/

3. Identification of 1,8-Cineole, Borneol, Camphor, and Thujone as Anti-inflammatory Compounds in a Salvia officinalis L. Infusion Using Human Gingival Fibroblasts. Miriam M. Ehrnhöfer-Ressler†, Kristina Fricke†, Marc Pignitter†, Joel M. Walker†, Jessica Walker†, Michael Rychlik‡, and Veronika Somoza*† https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf305472t

4. Improved glycemic control and lipid profile in hyperlipidemic type 2 diabetic patients consuming Salvia officinalis L. leaf extract: a randomized placebo. Controlled clinical trial S Kianbakht 1, F Hashem Dabaghian Affiliations expand PMID: 24050577 DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2013.07.004. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24050577.

5. Drugs R D. 2017 Mar; 17(1): 53–64. Published online 2016 Nov 25. doi: 10.1007/s40268-016-0157-5. PMCID: PMC5318325. PMID: 27888449

6. Salvia (Sage): A Review of its Potential Cognitive-Enhancing and Protective Effects. Adrian L. Lopresti corresponding author. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5318325/

7. How can antioxidants benefit our health?https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/301506#_noHeaderPrefixedContent


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