Though not one of the Avengers or other beloved superheroes of our culture, this herb fights the battle against the evils of memory loss by improving brain function and cognitive ability for those with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). In addition to a treatment for AD, sage carries a history of being used as an herbal remedy for a multitude of ills.
Salvia, the genus to which sage belongs, is derived from the Latin term meaning “to save.” Salvia officinalis (common sage) was used in medicine in ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt to improve fertility, heal minor skin lesions, ease throat irritation, stop bleeding and improve memory function. Today, we know that sage also contains the phenolic acid salvin, which has antimicrobial effects on Staphylococcus aureus, the bacteria that cause upper-respiratory and skin infections.
Sage comes in handy in culinary ways, too! Its savory flavor adds to British and American dishes ranging from stuffing to roasted chicken, and of course, Legg’s Blend 10 for pork sausage. You can purchase Blend 10 and all of our other blends by visiting our Distributors’ page.