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Sage

Last Updated May 3rd 2022, 12:41:16 am

Sage (Salvia officinalis L.)

Composition

The leaves contain:

  • Caffeic acid
  • Carnosic acid
  • Carnosol
  • Chlorogenic acid
  • Fumaric acid
  • Rosmarinic acid
  • Ursolic acid
  • Ursonic acid

The essential oil contains:

  • Borneol
  • Cineole
  • Thujone

Healing Properties

Anti-Diabetic

Improves insulin sensitivity[1]

Anti-Fungal (antifungal)

Antiinflammatory

Reduces inflammation as judged by plasma cytokines.[1:1]

Prevents inflammation from high fat diet-induced obesity.

Anti-Obesity

Inhibits lipogenesis (the metabolic formation of fat).[1:2]

Antioxidant

Free radical scavenging ability.

Disease / Symptom Treatment

Neurodegenerative Diseases

Alzheimer’s Disease

Salvia officinalis extract showed a potential effect on cognitive functions and reduced the incidence of agitation among Alzheimer’s patients.[2]

Cancer

Breast Cancer

A relatively strong effect against human breast adenocarcinoma (MCF-7) was observed for the S. officinalis extract.[3]

Leukemia

Salvia officinalis extract showed remarkable cytotoxic effect toward human T-lymphoblast leukemia and adriamycin resistant leukemia.[3:1]

Diabetes

Sage presents an alternative to pharmaceuticals for the treatment of diabetes.[1:3]

Prevents insulin resistance[1:4]


  1. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4166 ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎

  2. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0289-3_4 ↩︎

  3. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11094-018-1866-6 ↩︎ ↩︎