sage tea pic(MSCC) Janie M Del Rosario-Jimenez — Sage known as the “thinkers tea” because it improves mental concentration, alertness, attention span and quickens the senses ( has acetylcholine steerage [Ach] enzyme inhibition activities. The Ach assist in rising levels in the brain, improves concentration, it can play a role in the treatment of memory loss that’s associated with Alzheimer’s disease. It is  an evergreen perennial shrub commonly seen all over the Mediterranean and South-Eastern Europe regions.

For Culinary purposes it is also an amazing herb, it tend to make use of it much even in dressings. Sage leaves, in general, are harvested just before flowering for culinary purposes.

Has a sharp astringent flavor (a tad bitter) however it’s an acquired taste. It is a a garden herb, that will surely and can be as it possess many medicinal qualities. To mention a few out of countless health benefits, Sage soothes and, heals and assist in recovering from colds even flu or flu like symptoms heals sore throats, calms nerves and has a vascular relaxant effect that may offer Cardiovascular disease protection. Very rich in several B-complex vitamins such as folic acid, thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin, vitamin A which is a powerful natural antioxidant and essential for night-vision which maintains healthy mucus membrane and skin and rich in Beta-Carotene.

Due to its health promoting and disease preventing properties, she holds many virtues such as known as the guardian of herbs. It is a very valuable herb and used widely in traditional European and Chinese.  Its plant-derived chemical compounds, essential oils, minerals, vitamins are known to have disease preventing, and health promoting properties; used in some countries as an herbal panacea. Its active components, compounds and minerals properties of Sage are known to have counter-irritant, rubefacient, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-fungal and antiseptic

For us women when we arrive at the beautiful stage of maturing splendor (that special time) this tea offers deprive from hot flashes. Such fullness of savory and minty perfumy aroma combined is just so delish! That it doesn’t feel that one is really consuming medicine. Such a beautiful, relaxing cup of tea to have either warm or cold it’s smooth and soothing either on a hot porch day or cold snuggle up winter day…

Health Benefits of Mint although there is so much to say about Mint I will mention a few:

Mint is great appetizer cleanser, promotes digestion and soothes the stomach in cases of indigestion or inflammation. A quick and effective remedy for nausea. Also effective in clearing up congestion of the nose, throat, bronchi and lungs promoting relief from respiratory disorders usually stems from asthma(excellent relaxant) and the common cold. One more aside from many health benefits that I’m not mentioning for now is it is helpful and plays role in weight loss as it is a stimulant, it stimulates the digestive enzymes that assist in absorbing the nutrients from food and turns fat into usable energy.

Janie M Del Rosario-Jimenez

Vegan Chef Consultant/Holistic Nutrition/Health Coach 

Professional Culinary and Holistic Nutritional Services