Sage advice for cognitive improvement

Salvia originates from the Latin word meaning “to heal”.

Sage has various uses relating to cognitive function, including improving attention, learning, memory, secondary memory, cognition, and cognitive decline.

Other uses of Sage include mood, inflammation, oxidative stress (antioxidant), hypercholesterolaemia, gout, dyspepsia, heartburn, bloating, ulcers, diarrhoea, tremors, and hyperglycaemia.

Sage has enormous potential for the treatment and management of cognitive disorders, learning disorders, and mood.

Nicholas Culpeper said of Sage that it “helps the memory, quickening the senses, and helps lethargy and lowness of spirits”.

Herbal medicines and optimum nutrition play a fundamental role in the prevention and management of chronic disease. Sage has multiple actions and uses such as improving cognition, attention, learning, and memory and has significant potential for use in cognitive disorders, such as cognitive decline.

McEwen B. Sage advice for cognitive improvement. JATMS 2020; 26(1): 6-8.