Sage

Sage, Salvia, botica

Sage is a small perennial plant, belonging to the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region and grown as an aromatic and medicinal herb. It has a strong aroma and earthy flavor, so it is used in small quantities. Salvia has been recommended over time for all types of illnesses, having anhydrotic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, astringent effects, among others.

Nutraceutic

  • Origin Plant Based
  • Source Itself
  • Type Vitamin, Mineral
  • Age Range Teenagers (13-19), Adults (20-59)
  • Toxicity May be toxic in high doses
  • Side effects Psicological Effects, Seizures, Liver Damage, Nervous System Damage
  • Warnings Diabetes, Diabetes Medication, Pregnancy

Why be Careful

Sage contains a chemical compound called thujone, which in high doses can become poisonous, presenting undesirable side effects to health. It is contraindicated to supplement sage for pregnant women, as this chemical compound can cause miscarriage. Salvia can reduce blood sugar levels in individuals with diabetes, so it is recommended that a medical prescription for salvia supplementation be recommended.

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