PROPERTIES OF SAGE
Sage has many medicinal properties. It is a stimulant, a diuretic and an expectorant, it boosts memory and has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial as well as anxiolytic (reduces anxiety) properties, according to Holistic Herbalist.com. In addition it provides antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic effects. Because of these characteristics of sage, sage tea provides many health benefits.
Antioxidants act as scavengers to clean up the free radicals of metabolism and other environmental toxins like smoke and pesticides in the body. Antioxidants work to prevent free radicals from attacking the cell tissues, prevents the signs of early aging and the risk of conditions like cancer and heart disease. Sage tea is a potent source of antioxidants which helps to stave off these damaging effects of free radicals.