9 Emerging Benefits and Uses of Sage Tea

1. Anti-Inflammatory Properties:

Sage tea contains many different compounds that may help reduce inflammation in various ways. These include:

Antioxidants (anti-oxidant) – Sesamin has been shown to possess high levels of polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants that protect cells from damage caused by free radicals .  Polyphenol is a class of chemicals with natural functions such as anti-cancer, anti-aging, and other beneficial effects.

Caffeine – Caffeine is a stimulant that helps to prevent fatigue and boost energy levels. It may also help to decrease anxiety and increase alertness. Some studies suggest that caffeine may even lower blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature.

Lutein & Zeaxanthin – Lutein and zeaxanthin are two types of carotenoids found in plants. They provide color to fruits and vegetables. Lutein and zeaxanthin may help protect against certain forms of cancer, including colon cancer.

Curcumin – Curcumin is a compound derived from turmeric that has been used for centuries as a spice or herb in South Asia. It is also used to provide color in food. Curcumin appears to prevent certain types of cell damage. It also may help to promote healthy skin and wound healing and protection against eczema and psoriasis.

2. Promotes Skin & Wound Healing:A specialized system of blood vessels, the microvasculature, is responsible for supplying the skin with oxygen, nutrients, and immune cells.

The skin’s microvasculature can be affected by different factors. A wound can cause disturbances and other changes to the skin’s microvasculature such as an increased permeability and slower healing time. Sage (and it’s component highly bioactive compounds) may improve the efficiency of the skin’s microvasculature to promote faster wound healing.

3. Promotes Tooth & Gum Healing:

Sage also contains a variety of antioxidants which may help protect against cell damage.

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