Studies found that sage extract was extremely beneficial for preserving and improving cognitive abilities. The study featured men and women between ages 65 and 80 with Alzheimer’s disease. All participants who received sage extract had significantly improved memories by the end of the study and had much better memories than their placebo-receiving counterparts.
Sage (Salvia) is documented in herbal encyclopedias as an agent that enhances memory. Recent studies indicate that taking sage oil can enhance improve memory performance. An easy and inexpensive way to consume sage is to make your own tea. Simply pour one cup of boiled water over two teaspoons of fresh or one teaspoon of dried sage leaves. Cover and steep for 10 minutes and strain. Fresh sage leaves should be wrapped in a moist paper towel or bag, placed in a loose plastic bag, and stored in your refrigerator.