When it comes to brain health and mental acuity, you probably don't give herbs much consideration, yet they are among the most powerful brain boosters you can use. They show tremendous promise in the prevention of brain diseases and in maintaining great brain health. Research by a British scientific team led them to conclude that sage may also be helpful for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Sage has a proven history of balancing menopausal and PMS symptoms, but perhaps the most exciting benefit of sage essential oil is that it may actually protect genetic material from damage.
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According to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists found that compounds in sage may protect cellular DNA from damage and may even stimulate DNA repair in already damaged cells. While the research is new and has not been tested on humans, this exciting advancement could help in the prevention and treatment of genetic diseases, as well as diseases with a genetic component, including cancer, heart disease, and others.
Fresh sage is an excellent addition to soups, stews, and chicken dishes. Sautéed in a little olive oil, it is a great accompaniment to pasta dishes, as well.