Everything you need to know about Sage

Everything you need to know about Sage
Everything you need to know about Sage

Sage is an herb native to the Mediterranean. It belongs to the same family as oregano, lavender, rosemary, thyme, and basil.
Herbs and spices can have extremely high antioxidant capacities and pack extra flavor into a meal. This means that people can use herbs to cut back on sodium intake, as less salt is used to flavor a meal.
The sage plant has gray-green edible leaves and flowers that can range in color from blue and purple to white or pink. There are more than 900 species of sage around the world.
Sage has a long history of medicinal use for ailments ranging from mental disorders to gastrointestinal discomfort. Research has supported some of its medical applications.
This Medical News Today Knowledge Center feature is part of a collection of articles on the health benefits of popular foods. It provides a nutritional profile of sage, an in-depth look at its possible health benefits, ways to incorporate more sage into the diet, and any potential health risks of consuming sage.
Sage essential oil will not be included in this video, as it is not recommended for consumption.

Fast facts on sage:
Sage is part of the mint family, alongside oregano, lavender, rosemary, thyme, and basil.
Over recent years, studies demonstrating the health benefits of sage have grown in number.
Sage appears to contain a range of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
There are more than 900 species of sage.

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