The Who's Who in the New World Order of the Illuminati

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The Heads of the New World Order 

(In order of importance)
Heads of The World Order: 1) Lord Jacob de Rothschild. 2) His son Nathaniel. 3) Baron John de Rothschild 4) Sir Evelyn de Rothschild 5) David Rockefeller 6) Nathan Warburg 7) Henry Kissinger 8) George Soros 9) Paul Volcker 10) Larry Summers 11) Lloyd Blankfein 12) Ben Shalom

 

opening the third eye

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from Whitley Strieber's "The Key":
A part of the electromagnetic field that fills the nervous system rests a few centimeters above the skin, outside of the body. This field is an organ just like the heart or the brain. It is in quantum superposition, the electrons effectively everywhere in the universe and nowhere specific. It may be imprinted by information from anywhere and any time. With it, you may see other worlds, you may see the past and the future, you may see into the lives of those around you. 

However, the process of imprinting itself causes the organ to cease to be in superposition and thus to cease to be accessible to further imprinting. The ability to control this organ can be developed. Many practices will work, but the best is to meditate in such a way that the mind is concentrated on physical sensation. This relieves the pressure of impressions incoming from the physical world on the electromagnetic body that enables it to expand.
 
You must be able to watch and not watch at the same time. When you learn this, it will stay in superposition even as you take the imagery that it is receiving into your brain and process it.
 
This is opening the third eye. The nervous system delivers these impressions to the area of the brain closest to the pineal gland, which is where this organ is centered. Objective sensation is consciousness. You are within life, but not entirely absorbed in life.
 
book "the key: a true encounter"
http://books.google.com/...HAAw&ved=0CCcQ6AEwAQ
A true human being has four levels of mind. Most of us have three, and perhaps a vestige of the fourth. Our destiny is to enter the humanity of the universe...by using our body as an organ of perception.

http://www.kryon.com/Seattle00chanel.html

"Pieces and parts of the divine, you are in many places at the same time. Therefore, as you sit here, you might think you are not complete; however, these parts are still with you, and also in another place. Interdimensionality is that way. It suspends the 4D that requires a place and a time that is measured by absolutes in your reality. "

 

 

Top 10 Spiritual Truths We Weren’t Taught in School

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Top 10 Spiritual Truths We Weren’t Taught in School

 
Source - Waking Times

What would our world be like today of these top 10 spiritual truths were taught in our schools, in the mainstream media, and in our history books? How can we change the system to introduce these topics to our future generations? What will the world be like after successfully recognizing these spiritual truths?

1. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. Before we came down into this physical body, we planned out the point in time that we would begin to awaken to who and what we are. The womb of our mother was the tunnel of forgetting, and we knew the challenge of remembering would be tough. The biggest risk we took was never remembering. We were never disconnected from our source of light, however the connection was stretched very long and thin to reach this part of the universe in density. Our challenge is to strengthen this connection and to grow our pillar of light in remembrance and recognition of who we truly are.

2. Our souls never die- we just change our focus. As a spark of light from Source, we are infinitely connected to the flow of experience. When it is time to disconnect the cord of life from our physical body, our spark rises up and out of the human physical body. We take the experience of our lifetime with us, but our focus is changed to a slightly different level of vibration. We still exist as the person we were in human form as well as the many people we have been before. Every lifetime builds experience and wisdom.

3. Everything is energy vibrating at a certain frequency. All living things on earth have consciousness, even rocks and trees. Every-thing and every-one is connected to a “tree of life” or an infinite energy source. We can connect to the consciousness of trees and rocks and can carry on conversations with them by tuning in to their particular vibrational frequency. Our bodies are 90% water and can be programmed and molded to a certain vibrational frequency via thoughts, sound, color, and love. When we understand vibration, we can understand how alternative and holistic treatments can cure any disease or ailment in the body by changing the water vibration.

4. Our thoughts create our reality. All thoughts are energy which manifest into what we see as reality. Always being aware of your thoughts is one of the first steps in responsible co-creation of your reality. It is a simple concept but takes awareness and work. If every person on earth changed their thoughts towards peace and freedom there would be no war or tyranny. Focusing on negative thoughts will create a lower vibrational frequency and focusing on positive thoughts can raise the vibrational frequency. Our reality is a manifestation of what we create through thought patterns.
5. We are the ones we have been waiting for. There are many races and dimensions of beings on the planet at this time. Cherubim angels, Seraphim angels, Archangels, Pleiadians, Orions, Sirians, Arcturans, Anunnaki..…just to name a few. We volunteered to be here at this time, answering the call from the consciousness of Planet Earth as she cried out for help. We came here from other galaxies, universes, and cosmoses. Many came here each time there was a chance to achieve a “golden age” after the “fall”. Although those times were not completely successful, they were all preparation for this time.

6. Most of us incarnated here before- many times, in order to prepare for this current lifetime. There are souls who are here to be wayshowers and leaders and there are souls here who just wanted to be here to witness the raising of vibration of the human race in concert with the planet, which will affect the solar system, the universe, the cosmos, and beyond. For those who lead by example, our schooling never stops. We had many “classes” to take in order to prepare to master ourselves in this incarnation. The scope of the effect this event will have on all of creation is one of the biggest secrets of all. Some say that the incarnation cycle has ended and this lifetime is the opportunity to release ourselves from the wheel of karma, or the need to balance our actions.

7. We are never alone. We could not exist here without help from our spirit guides and angels, or high vibrational beings of light who made agreements with us to help steer us on the path toward the goal of ascension. They exist in another vibrational level or dimension higher than ours- thus most of us cannot see them. They are always with us and are waiting patiently for us to ask for help, as we live on a free will planet. They abide by laws of interference because of our free will, but if we ask with our highest and best interest they do have creative ways of manifesting what you ask for. Most guidance comes from within- through a process of telepathy where you get an idea in your head. Messages can also come from other people- those who can tap into that vibrational level in order to hear what they have to say.

8. Time is an illusion. We have a past and we have already been to the future. The majority of our energy particles (our souls) exist in a place of “no time”. Time is created in order to experience and is part of the controlled experiment. Meditation or “going within” is the key to returning to the place of “no time” where all the answers lie.

9. Ascension does not involve going anywhere. It is a state of being, a focus of awareness and consciousness into a higher vibrational frequency. It is what we were created for- to “go forth and experience”, and return the experiences back to Source in an infinite loop of co-creation and mastery. The main reward of incarnating in the depths of “hell” at this time is rising like the phoenix from the ashes into the bliss and light of love. This is achieved by being love itself.

10. Love is all there is. Finding and reconnecting to love again is the most important thing we can do as humans. Source is unconditional love, and we are sparks of source- which means we are also love. Therefore we are that we seek. Loving ourselves unconditionally is the key to returning to source.

Change starts with each individual person recognizing these truths. We are not responsible for trying to convince others of our own truth, but instead all we have to do is to “be” truth and the rest will follow. How do we do this? Be the example by speaking your truth, and watch the world change before your eyes. By becoming responsible for ourselves, our thoughts, and our actions, we will have made one great leap toward the future of our children and the future of humanity as spiritual beings on a human journey. We have the greatest opportunity ever in the history of the earth to be the best version of a human being we can be. It is simply up to us as to how glorious we create the future of humanity existing on the spaceship we call Earth.

This article was written within the ten hours of hours of power of the author’s astrological solar return, inspired by a reading by Lavandar.
 

 

Sage: The Must-Grow Plant

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Sage: The Must-Grow Plant

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Sage - Other Names:

Chinese: shengren / shu wei cao
Japanese: seiji / sejihabu
Greek: sphakos / elelisphakos / lelifagus
French: feuille de la bergere / herbe sacre / sauge vrai sauge
Turkish: adacayi / maramia
Spanish / Italian: salvia
Filipino: sambong
Latin (scientific nomenclature): Salvia officinalis (other nomenclature exist, depending on the varietal)

Sage - Background and History

Sage is a commonplace herb used throughout the world for both culinary and medicinal purposes, however, due to the large number of specific varietals, many types of sage are cultivated and employed, each with their own distinctly subtle characteristics and nuances.

The most commonly employed varietal however is the common sage – a hardy, small perennial shrub characterized by woody stems replete with green, jade-hued or grey-green hued broad, pungent leaves measuring between one centimeter in length, to as much as six-and-a-half centimeters in some species.

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It is also notable for its colourful inflorescence, which is typically violet, fuchsia, lavender, white or deep-pink in colour. Said to be a native of the Mediterranean, sage also grows profusely in other parts of the world, and has been employed as a medicine and culinary herb in Asia and the Americas just as it was in the Old World. [1]

Sage is a relatively small shrub, growing no more than two feet in length upon maturity, with its broad leaves replete with tiny hairs. Sage is a highly common name for a number of plants with a known sweet-smelling aroma, and as such, there are a numbers of plants which are referred to as sage, but that are unrelated to true sage. Likewise, sage also belongs to a moderately large family, with different varietals, each with their own distinct characteristics, uses, and properties. New cultivars are even being created, although these are usually grown more for ornamental, rather than practical purposes.

Today, sage’s chief purpose lies in its culinary applications, although common sage (along with its other varietals and cultivars) has also been employed medicinally. While the leaves of the plant is the most commonly employed part, its flowers (and in folkloric medicine, it’s roots) also have either medicinal or culinary properties, although the two latter parts are now very rarely, if ever employed. Sage is known for its very delicate flavor, and so many culinary experts suggest that it be employed in its fresh state as much as possible, although contrary sources suggest that dried sage is better than fresh sage. Regardless of its employment however, a twist to the general practice of less is more when the herb is in its dry state bodes true for sage, wherein less is required when using sage in its fresh state, as contrary to employing it in its dry sate.

Sage - Culinary Uses

Sage has been employed as a medicinal and culinary herb since time immemorial, although it is the latter practice that has remained to this day. Sage’s fragrant aroma is typically incorporated into meat-based dishes, especially when it comes to cooking poultry (of both the wild and cultivated kind), seafood, and certain types of game. It is widely used in stuffing recipes for turkey and chicken. Sage can be employed as a spice, a garnish, or a condiment-cum-seasoning in both its fresh and dried form. Depending on its state, sage can be incorporated into soups and stews, employed as meat rubs, or otherwise made into tisanes, and even incorporated into desserts and cheeses. [2]

Sage - Herbal / Medicinal Uses

When employed medicinally, sage can be used in either its fresh or its dried form. The most common means of employing sage for curative purposes is in the creation of decoctions (when using fresh leaves) or infusions (when employing dried leaves) of various strengths. A decoction of sage leaves has been employed as a remedy for "everything" - fevers, flu, coughs, colds, and even indigestion. [3] Depending upon the strength of the concoction, it can also be used as a gargle to help remedy gingivitis (bleeding gums), combat halitosis, and cure sore throats. Because of its soothing, slightly-minty aromatic properties, sage can also be employed as a remedy for stuffy noses, and, if allowed to steep in honey along with ginger roots, cloves, and orange peel, it can even be partaken as syrup that helps to treat hoarseness of voice and tonsillitis.

Milder decoctions of sage tea can be drunk prior to bedtime or after a hard day’s work, as sage not only possesses significant sedative properties, but it also been found to enhance memory and improve mental recall - this likely being the origin of its name! Sage is also a noted anti-inflammatory and antihistaminic herb, making it useful for the treatment of minor to moderate aches and pains. [4] Moderately strong decoctions of sage tea are also beneficial for the digestion and may be drunk after or during meals to achieve such effects. This remedy is also a helpful remedy for stomach-aches, indigestion, gas, colic, and dyspepsia.

Strong decoctions of sage can be drunk as an emmenagogue, and is actually a time-honoured draught to help regulate the rhythm of a woman’s menstrual cycle, as well as to help lessen the discomforts associated with it. Furthermore, sage tea may also provide some degree of relief for women experiencing hot flashes during menopause. Sage tisanes may even be employed cosmetically, typically as a hair-rinse to help promote growth, alleviate itching and dandruff, as well as darken hair and add body. [5] When employed as a facial rinse, it helps to reduce acne breakouts and control the production of excess sebum. Very potent decoctions of sage leaves can be further employed as a disinfectant due to its antimicrobial and antifungal properties, and can be useful in treating and disinfecting both minor and major wounds and injuries.

A cold infusion of dried sage in apple cider vinegar (with, or without a dash or rum or cognac) makes for an excellent facial astringent, aftershave, hair-rinse (when liberally diluted with water) and topical antiseptic. Fresh leaves can be boiled in vinegar and allowed to cool to the touch (so that it is tolerably hot enough to the feel, but is not fully cold), and the resulting liquid allowed to soak into a kerchief. This can be applied while still moderately hot to aching joints, and is a great pain-reliever for individuals who suffer from bouts of rheumatism, arthritis, or gout. [6]

Allowed to macerate in a base oil by itself or in accompaniment with other herbs or spices, it makes for an excellent healing salve for the treatment of wounds, scrapes, bruises, and minor injuries. It can even be employed as a hair-oil to encourage hair-growth, darken hair, combat hair fall, and remedy dandruff. Its essential oil is far more potent however and is better suited when concocting oils containing sage. Both the dried leaves and the essential oil can be made into inhalants simply by throwing a handful of dried leaves or adding a few drops of essential oil into a pot of boiling water.

Dried sage leaves can be prepared into more than mere infusions or decoctions, as it can also be made into tinctures, macerated, or otherwise encapsulated and consumed as a food supplement, although when it comes to sage, decocting is, somehow, the best way to process and partake of its medicinal benefits, although cold infusion or maceration does come second. Dried sage may even be smoked, either by itself, or incorporated with other smokable herbs or tobacco. [7] Fresh leaves may be bruised and applied topically to treat insect bites, itchiness, rashes, or any number of skin diseases, while a poultice of its leaves effectively relieves join pains, cools the body, and alleviates nausea when applied to the forehead.

Sage – Scientific Studies and Research

Sage (Salvia) has been traditionally used as a long-standing herbal medicine for the symptomatic relief of mild dyspepsiaheartburn, and bloatingexcessive sweatingoral or throat inflammation; and minor skin inflammation. It can be obtained in various forms of preparations such as tea, dry extract, liquid extract, and tincture. [8]

Sage as Memory / Cognitive Function Enhancer: Using two experiments in a placebo-controlled, double-blind, balanced, crossover methodology, Tildesley et al. (2003) furnished the first systematic evidence that acute administration of sage modulates cognition and enhances memory in healthy young adults. These researchers illustrated that a dose of 50 µL Salvia essential oil significantly improves immediate word recall in both trial 1 (20 participants receiving a dose of 50, 100, and 150 µL of a standardized essential oil extract from Salvia lavandulaefolia and placebo) and trial 2 (24 participants receiving a dose of 25 and 50 µL of a standardized essential oil extract from S. lavandulaefolia and placebo) in their study. [9]

Another double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study has also confirmed this property of sage to improve the mood and cognitive function after its administration in single doses to healthy young study participants. Kennedy, Pace, Haskell, Okello, Milne, and Scholey (2006) asked thirty study participants to attend the laboratory on three separate days, each receiving different kinds of treatment in counterbalanced order (placebo, 300 mg dried sage leaf, 600 mg dried sage leaf). In a concomitant investigation, the sage leaf extract dose-dependently suppressed in vitro acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase, resulting in the consequent improvement in the mood ratings after the administration of the dose. [10]

Scholey et al. (2008) had also looked into the effect of sage extract intake on cognitive performance, but this time on older adults (>65 years of age, mean = 72.95) receiving four different doses of sage extract, namely, 167, 333, 666, and 1332 mg, and a placebo. The results of their randomized five-period crossover study support the findings of the earlier mentioned studies, revealing that a dose of 333 mg of sage extract significantly improves secondary memory performance at all testing times as well as the accuracy of attention. [11]

Sage as Alzheimers' Disease Treatment: Owing to sage’s in vitro cholinergic binding properties and ability to influence or modulate mood and cognitive performance in humans (as illustrated by the studies provided earlier), sage extract, particularly that of Salvia officinalis, thus possesses potential to be a natural source of treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Akhondzadeh et al. (2003) offered evidence on the efficacy of sage against mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease using a fixed dose (60 drops/day) over a 4-month period and on its ability to reduce the agitation commonly seen in patients with this degenerative brain disease. [12]

Sage as Anti-malarial: The therapeutic potential of wild sage as an antimalarial drug has been explored by Akkawi, Sharif, Salem, Saleh, and AbuRemeleh (2012), the results of their study being that sage leaf extracts may form a complex between the extracts’ active compounds and ferriheme that has an inhibitory effect on the formation of β-hematin,[13] an important heme metabolite of malarial infection mediating the formation of the reactive electrophile 4-hydroxynonenal from polyunsaturated fatty acids.[14]

Sage and Diabetes: Salvia splendens, the scarlet sage, possesses significant hypoglycemic properties, improving diabetic conditions in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats after oral administration at a dose of 100 mg/kg of aqueous extract and 200 mg/kg of methanolic extract in one study. [15]

Moreover, Lima, Azevedo, Araujo, Fernandes-Ferreira, and Pereira-Wilson (2006) consider the common sage (S. officinalis) a valuable food supplement in the prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus due to its effects on fasting glucose levels, decreasing plasma glucose in individuals at risk. [16]

Active Ingredients:

Wang et al. (1999) isolated three phenolic glycosides from Salvia officinalis, the first two being moderately active as antioxidants in DPPH and metmyoglobin test:

6-O-caffeoyl-beta-D-fructofuranosyl-(2-->1)-alpha-D-glucopyranoside
1-O-caffeoyl-beta-D-apiofuranosyl-(1-->6)-beta-D-glucopyranoside
1-O-p-hydroxybenzoyl-beta-D-apiofuranosyl-(1-->6)-beta-D-glucopyranoside [17]

In an attempt to investigate the cytotoxicity of the common sage (S. officinalis) essential oil, Sertel, Eichhorn, Plinkert, and Efferth (2011) identified monoterpenes thujoneβ-pinene, and 1,8-cineol as the chief constituents of sage essential oil and suggested the inhibitory activity of sage essential oil against the growth of human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC ) cells by regulating the aryl hydrocarbon receptor signaling, cell cycle (G1/S checkpoint) regulation, and p53 signaling pathways.[18]

Sage - Esoteric Uses

Throughout the centuries, sage has been considered a sacred plant, and it has played a significant role in Western ceremonial magick as well as some branches of shamanic magick. For a number of Native American tribes, sage is a purifying herb, and is commonly employed as a smudge or incense prior to, during, and after ceremonial rituals. The most well-known species employed for this purpose is white sage, although all types of true sage may effectively be substituted. In Neo-shamanic practices, dried sage is usually burned as an incense in order to obtain insight or guidance from one’s Spirit Guides or Totems, while in Wicca and all other Paths that make use of ceremonial magick, sage is usually employed for the attainment of wisdom, for protection, cleansing, purification, and (in some schools of thought) prosperity. [19] Sage can be encased in a medicine pouch or juju bag and carried upon one’s person to help the wearer become more wise, and to protect the bearer from all types of physical and psychical harm. Sage is also an excellent herb to incorporate in de-hexing or reversing spells, as it is a very powerful banishing herb. In shamanic magick, sage may be smoked for the same effects, whether by itself or when combined with other herbs.

Sage - Safety Notes

While sage is considered a relatively safe herb to consume on a regular basis, this only bodes true if (of course) it is consumed in moderate amounts. Prolonged or copious consumption of sage in any form can cause unsavoury side-effects, among them heart arrhythmia, confusion, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Very strong decoctions and alcoholic extracts of sage should be avoided by pregnant and lactating women due to its possible abortifacient effects. Furthermore, alcoholic extracts (tinctures) of sage can be dangerous if consumed in large amounts or if partaken of undiluted because of the presence of the chemical thujone, which can cause unsavoury hallucinations, convulsions, vomiting, and even death in very large concentrations. The external use of sage may also cause mild to moderate allergic reactions in some individuals, although this is rare.

Sage - References

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_officinalis

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sage_Derby

[3] http://www.helpwithcooking.com/herb-guide/sage.html

[4 – 5] http://www.stuartxchange.com/Sage.html

[6] http://botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/s/sages-05.html

[7] http://www.sweetsmokeherbs.com/t-art_smoking_sage.aspx

[8] European Medicines Agency (EMA). (2009). Community herbal monograph on Salvia officinalis L., folium. London, UK: European Medicines Agency. Retrieved 15 March 2013 from 
http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/Herbal_-_Community_herbal_monograph/2010/02/WC500070852.pdf

[9] Tildesley N. T. et al. (2003). Salvia lavandulaefolia (Spanish sage) enhances memory in healthy young volunteers. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 75(3): 669–674. Retrieved 15 March 2013 from 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12895685

[10] Kennedy D. O., Pace S., Haskell C., Okello E. J., Milne A., & Scholey A. B. (2006). Effects of cholinesterase inhibiting sage (Salvia officinalis) on mood, anxiety and performance on a psychological stressor battery. Neuropsychopharmacology, 31(4): 845–852. Retrieved 15 March 2013 from 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16205785

[11] Scholey A. B. et al. (2008). An extract of Salvia (sage) with anticholinesterase properties improves memory and attention in healthy older volunteers. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 198(1): 127–139. doi: 10.1007/s00213-008-1101-3. Retrieved 15 March 2013 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18350281

[12] Akhondzadeh S. et al. (2003). Salvia officinalis extract in the treatment of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease: a double blind, randomized and placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 28(1): 53–59. Retrieved 15 March 2013 from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2710.2003.00463.x/abstract

[13] Akkawi M., Sharif A., Salem K., Saleh A., & AbuRemeleh Q. (2012). Wild sage (Salvia officinalis) as a potential anti-malarial drug. Malaria Journal, 11(Suppl 1): P3. Retrieved 15 March 2013 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3472673/

[14] Miller C. M., Carney C. K., Schrimpe A. C., & Wright D. W. (2005). beta-Hematin (hemozoin) mediated decomposition of polyunsaturated fatty acids to 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal. Inorganic Chemistry, 44(7): 2134–2136. Retrieved 15 March 2013 from http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ic048821i

[15] Kumar P. M., Sasmal D., & Mazumder P. M. (2010). The antihyperglycemic effect of aerial parts of Salvia splendens (scarlet sage) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic-rats. Pharmacognosy Research, 2(3): 190–194. doi: 10.4103/0974-8490.65520. Retrieved 15 March 2013 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3141313/

[16] Lima C. F., Azevedo M. F., Araujo R., Fernandes-Ferreira M., & Pereira-Wilson C. (2006). Metformin-like effect of Salvia officinalis (common sage): is it useful in diabetes prevention? British Journal of Nutrition, 96(2): 326–333. Retrieved 15 March 2013 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16923227

[17] Wang et al. (1999). Antioxidative phenolic glycosides from sage (Salvia officinalis). Journal of Natural Products, 62(3): 454–456. Retrieved 15 March 2013 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10096857

[18] Sertel S., Eichhorn T., Plinkert P. K., & Efferth T. (2011). Anticancer activity of Salvia officinalis essential oil against HNSCC cell line (UMSCC1). HNO, 59(12): 1203–1208. doi: 10.1007/s00106-011-2274-3. Retrieved 15 March 2013 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21894557

[19] http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/bookofshadows/ig/Magical-Herbs/Sage.htm

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Russian SageBy Paul Fassa | Natural Society
December 6th, 2013

Sage was named “Herb of the Year” in 2001 by theInternational Herb Association. Used mostly as a culinary herb today, this sister herb of rosemary was highly valued as a preservative with healing powers around the time of the Roman Empire. and it continues to be today. Some of the latest research shows how sage can boost memory and cognitive health.

Sage is part of the same mint family – Labiatae. Labiatae herbs all contain volatile oils, flavanoids, and phenolic acids which boost health in various ways. Dr. Ray Sahelian explains, “Phenolic acids are plant metabolites… Recent interest in phenolic acids stems from their potential protective role… against oxidative damage diseases (coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancers).”

The leaves and stems of sage contain these antioxidant enzymes that protect against free radical oxidative cell damage as well as provide inflammatory relief from ailments such as arthritis and asthma.

Sage for Enhancing Memory and Preventing Alzheimer’s

The Medicinal Plant Research Centre (MPRC) of England conducted studies at Newcastle and Northumbria Universities with sage oil herb pills against placebo pills. Those who took the sage performed much better with a word recall test than those who took the placebo. Salvia miltiorrhiza, which is another name for sage, contains active compounds similar to those developed for modern drugs used to treat Alzheimer’s Disease.

It just so happens that the chemical in sage which boosted their memory is the same one that is found lacking in Alzheimer’s Disease victims. It needs to be noted that sister herb rosemary has similar benefits as well.

It’s a safe bet that the natural plant based compounds are safer than Big Pharma’s synthetic version, and at least as effective if not more so.

Sage Advice

In addition to simply including sage in your daily diet, you can experience the many benefits of sage by purchasing the herb as a tea, extract, or tincture. Make sure you get organic non-irradiated sage leaves and twigs only. If you buy bulk sage, you can make your own tincture inexpensively as well.

In the long run, home-made tinctures are the most economical way to have and use highly effective tinctures for a long time. Here are some basic instructions on how to make your own tinctures.

Use one or two dropper draws placed under the tongue or into a quarter-cup of water and swished around in the mouth and swallowed or simply ingested. This eliminates gastrointestinal (GI) tract clogging capsules and is more absorbable than capsules and tablets.

Dried sage can be stored in a jar and kept in a dry cool space, while tinctures can last for yearsin the same manner.

Article Source: Natural Society