The 10 most impressive Health Benefits of Sage (this portion is on eating Sage):
Boosts Blood Health
A Powerful Anti-Inflammatory
Soothes Sore Throats
Loosens Stiff Muscles
It boosts your Immune System
Full of Protein
An Excellent Antioxidant
Keeps your skin Youthful and Toned
Now the Benefits of Burning Sage:
The Native American Tribes were known to use Sage for multiple purposes such as healing, clearing space and ceremonies. Many benefits can be gained by smudging. Smudging is a kind of clearing that can be done on oneself or home. Most people use Sage by burning it, including myself. Basically, a bunch of dried sage are twisted into a stick shape then lit on one end of the “stick”. Once it begins to burn it is then blown out. This is where you direct the smoke into and onto the areas that are in need of clearing and a kind of protection. It actually kills most of the existing bacteria in the air. It’s roots are in Native American cultures and traditions but works all the same today. Simply set an intention, to clear your house (or self if doing you as opposed to your home) of any lingering negative energy. It is like taking an energetic shower, or doing a deep metaphysical cleansing.
If you have never had sage in your food or burned it to clear your space. Do so. Today.