How to grow sage and its health benefits
There are lots of different types of sage and lots of health benefits too.
Sage has silvery evergreen leaves and produces pretty flowers
It likes to grow in borders and does well in pots.
Used in cooking for flavoring and medicinal purposes
You can harvest the leaves as and when needed.
After flowering, give a gentle prune
Sage belongs to the mint family
It has a strong aroma and earthy taste and is full of important nutrients.
Sage can be used in natural cleaning products and is a natural pesticide
Sage is used as spiritual cleansing called smudging, sage is burned to clear and cleanse negative energies or stagnant energy from a space/place. Empaths/HSPs find this beneficial.
Growing sage from seeds
Sow in March – October
Plant in June & July
Grow in well drained soil and full sun
Cooking with sage
Sage can be used in a variety of dishes like stuffing, soups, casseroles/stews
Health benefits of sage
- High in nutrients – vitamins & minerals like iron, calcium, manganese, zinc, copper, vitamins B6, K, A, C and E
- Loaded with antioxidants -neutralizes harmful free radicals
- Can ease menopausal symptoms – sage contains estrogen like properties giving a little estrogen boost ( don’t use if you have estrogen dominance )
- May support brain health and memory – even helps treat Alzheimer’s
- Can protect from certain cancers
- Supports bone health
- Can lower bad cholesterol
- Reduce blood sugar levels
- Oral health – sage is antimicrobial which helps neutralize microbes that cause dental plaque, abscesses, throat infections, mouth ulcers and infected gums
- Controls inflammation
- Treats fatigue
- Helps sun burn
Sage is usually safe to use in cooking as only in small amounts ( don’t consume if you have an allergy )
*always consult with your medical provider if used as medicinal purposes as this can be harmful if over used*
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Love LittleWildflower x