Behman Surkh is also known by the names Garden Sage, Red Sage, and Dalmation Sage. Recent scientific research has confirmed the validity of Sage’s traditional usage for heart and circulatory problems. The scientific name of ‘Salvia’, derives from the Latin for ‘to heal’, which underscores the herbs early reputation as a cure-all. It is a tonic, stimulant, antidepressant, adaptogenic, anticholesterolemic, astringent, carminative, digestive, oestrogenic, nerve tonic and an aphrodisiac and largely prescribed in seminal debility, anaemia, etc. It is also used to treat asthma. Also useful in menstrual disorders, erectile dysfunction, habitual miscarriages, cystitis, chronic liver and kidney diseases, and for checking the secretion of mammary glands. It is valuable in stress-related conditions and has an antihypertensive effect. It strengthens the nervous system and aids convalescence.
The sedative action helps to calm the nerves and it is therefore helpful in treating angina, palpitation, insomnia and irritability also benefit from its sedative properties.
As Sage is rich in antioxidants, it may actually prevent Alzheimer’s disease. British researchers have confirmed that it inhibits the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine, thus preserving the compound that seems to help prevent and treat Alzheimer’s. Sage contains fairly high levels of antiseptics and tannins. Tannins have a soothing, astringent action and an antimicrobial effect. It is also known to inhibit the action of the tuberculosis bacillus.
Recommended Dosage : 3 to 5 g powder.