Sage is a plant in the same family of mint and grows as a shrub, it has green leaves, and the flowers vary from red, pink, and white. It has a lot of medical benefits and are rich in essential oils, saponin, glucose, vitamin B, vitamin C, bitter principles, estrogen, bactericidal properties, enzymes, and potassium. Sage has many uses, from food to beauty treatments. Its aroma is used in lotions and creams for skin and hair care.
Sage herb and its extracts have been found to be beneficial for hair in many ways. Some of the benefits of sage for hair are as follows:
Hair loss treatment:
Sage is used to combat hair loss and baldness due to its high content of beta-sitosterol, a 5-alpha reductase compound which has been found to be effective in treating male pattern baldness.
Hair Rinse for Shiny Hair:
This is amazing to add shine to dull hair, you just boil 1 tablespoon of dried sage leaves in a cup of water or get crafty and prepare this powerful hair rinse
Stimulates Hair Growth:
a combination of sage and rosemary is great for making your hair not only shinier, but thicker and stronger. Sage stimulates the scalp circulation which means more nutrients to the hair. Just boil these two herbs together, cool it down, and use it before washing your hair, leave it on for at least 20 minutes.
sage is great to intensify hair colour. All you need to do is use it as a final rinse after shampooing. An infusion of fresh sage leaves can darken grey hairs as well as deepen the colour of brown or black.
SAGE IS LOADED WITH ANTIOXIDANTS
Sage is also loaded with Antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules that help fortify your body’s defences, neutralising potentially harmful free radicals that are linked to chronic diseases.
Sage contains over 160 distinct polyphenols, which are plant-based chemical compounds that act as antioxidants in your body
Chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, rosmarinic acid, ellagic acid and rutin — all found in sage — are linked to impressive health benefits, such as a lower risk of cancer and improved brain function and memory
One study found that drinking 1 cup (240 ml) of sage tea twice daily significantly increased antioxidant defences. It also lowered both total cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol, as well as raised “good” HDL cholesterol.
SAGE MAY SUPPORT ORAL HEALTH
Sage has antimicrobial effects, which can neutralize microbes that promote dental plaque.
In one study, a sage-based mouthwash was shown to effectively kill the Streptococcus mutans bacteria, which is notorious for causing dental cavities.
In a test-tube study, a sage-based essential oil was shown to kill and halt the spread of Candida albicans, a fungus that may also cause cavities
One review noted that sage may treat throat infections, dental abscesses, infected gums and mouth ulcers. However, more human research is needed to make comprehensive recommendations
EVERESCENTS ORGANIC SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
Sage is a key ingredient in EverEscents Organic Hair Care’s signature blend of Organic Essential Oils and Extracts and can be found in all EverEscents Organic Shampoos and Conditioners. Sage is a good cleanser for the hair and is said to help promote good shine. Sage also strengthens and thickens hair. Sage extract is also a powerful antioxidant.