Sage, a common spice related to basil, oregano, thyme and rosemary, also has a variety of other benefits. Sage is a good source of vitamin K, and contains a rich variety of antioxidant polyphenols. Some of its compounds help protect against cancer or regulate cholesterol levels, and it may be good for cognition as well. Sage may also promote dental health by killing off tooth-rotting bacteria. It could also help with moderating blood sugar and supporting healthy memory functioning.
- This aromatic spice houses caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, rosmarinic acid, ellagic acid and rutin — all of which play a role in its beneficial health effects
- In one study, a sage-based mouthwash was shown to effectively kill the Streptococcus mutans bacteria, which is notorious for causing dental cavities
- It’s believed that compounds in sage have estrogen-like properties, allowing them to bind to certain receptors in your brain to help improve memory and treat hot flashes and excessive sweating
“This green herb is available fresh, dried or in oil form — and has numerous health benefits.”
Read more: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/sage