For Alzheimer’s Disease:
2 BIBLICAL MIRACLE HERBS NOW SHOWN TO HELP WITH ALZHEIMER’S
As scientists continue to look for a cure for this deadly brain disorder, some researchers are taking a second look at traditional healing herbs dating back to Biblical times.
One such herb is sage, most often used nowadays as a spice to flavor foods.
Due to the many uses of sage in folk medicine, its botanical name salvia derives from the Laton word “salvere”, meaning “”to be saved””. Ancient healers used sage not only to help improve memory and brain function, but also for such diverse conditions such as heart blockages, infertility and extending longevity among others.
Furthermore, sage is referred to as the seven-candle plant because, when pressed flat, the sage plant takes the shape of the seven-branched candlestick or menorah, an important Jewish symbol described in the book of Exodus. At last, modern-day science is confirming what healers in Biblical times already knew. As a matter of fact, here are two contemporary studies which document the potential benefits of sage in treatment of Alzheimer’s disease:
A double-blind, randomized, and placebo-controlled trial reported in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics found that salvia officianalis boosted cognitive function and demonstrated effectiveness in the management of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s.
Furthermore, a study in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics demonstrated the nerve cell-protective effect of sage against damage linked to the abnormal amyloid proteins found in those with Alzheimer’s. Researchers believe that the compound rosmarinic acid may help contribute to the beneficial effects of sage.
Rosmarinic acid displays antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as the ability to help stop nerve cell death. Sage is also a sister herb to rosemary, another culinary herb which also has a number of health benefits dating back to biblical times.
Rosemary is also known as the “herb of remembrance” and is the plant that once sheltered the Virgin Mary in her flight to Egypt. As a Biblical healing plant, it has long been used to enhance memory, lessen heart palpitations, increase energy, cure catacts, and help with many other health problems.
Rosemary contains chemical compounds that help prevent the loss of acetylcholine – a substance that’s crucial for thinking and reasoning. Those with Alzheimer’s are often deficient in acetylcholine. One recent animal study done at Saint Louis University School of Medicine demonstrated that extracts of rosemary improved both learning and memory and lowered oxidative stress, a hallmark of age-related decline.
As traditional healing herbs, both sage and rosemary were most often used as medicinal teas. Please also note that the use of herbs like sage and rosemary for healing shouldn’t be considered a substitute for proper medical treatment.