For centuries, common sage has been a popular culinary spice known for its subtle flavour, but also its positive health effects. Recently a team of researchers have concluded that the active ingredients in this miracle plant can treat a range of pathologies. Today, medicinal sage can be vaporized and these products push the vaporisation process as a sales argument. So, what are the health effects of vaping common sage?
Historically, the plant was burned indoors in incense bowls to purge houses of the spirits of former residents. This tradition may seem archaic, but in the past few years common sage has drawn great attention in the medical community. With this in mind, sage could soon become a key ingredient in vaping products for its aroma, but also for therapeutic reasons.
What common sage can do for your health
Sage, a member of the Salvia genus, concentrates a variety of antioxydants. These molecules are known for their ability to neutralize free radicals. These highly reactive ions attack cells and provoke their destruction. This phenomenon is particularly notable in skin cells exposed to the ionizing radiation of the sun’s rays. Sage-based aerosols can help fight the ageing process thanks to their generous contents of antioxydants. Another powerful component when it comes to ageing processes is vitamin A. Sage has this vitamin in spades, which can help improve skin elasticity and prevent dry skin.
Studies have also shown that the plant can help reduce glucose levels. Common sage is widely used in medical products for people suffering from diabetes. Doctors recommend that diabetic patients consume sage tea to help regulate glucose levels.
It is by now common knowledge that sage can provide therapeutic qualities. But for now, no study has been performed to evaluate the effectiveness of vaping sage for diabetics, or to help fight ageing. Indeed, the active ingredients of the plant when vaped may not have he same effects. The molecules must pass the blood-air barier to effectively act on the organism.