An increasingly popular herb with a long history of use
Lamberts are delighted to introduce sage to the Lamberts range. Much more than just a culinary herb, sage has traditionally been associated with longevity, with a reputation for restoring memory in the elderly and has been used by herbalists for centuries for a variety of conditions.
Sage has been used by herbalists for centuries for a number of conditions, but is better known today for its use in cooking. However, sage is a potent herb with some interesting natural ingredients. Recently sage has become a popular ingredient in supplements for the menopause, a use supported by some studies. However the levels used in these products are generally too low to be relevant.
Sage has also been recommended as an aid to maintaining memory and a recent study showed that sage was able to improve alertness in some of the participants in the study. Each of these Lamberts® Sage tablets provides the equivalent of 2.5g of dried herb. We insist on a high grade sage extract that has a guaranteed level of 2.5% rosmarinic acid (the 'active' compound in sage). Sage also contains an unpleasant naturally occurring compound called thujone, but the sage extract we use in this Lamberts® product is carefully manufactured to have very low, insignificant levels of thujone.
Practitioners have used sage for many years for the treatment of hot flushes, a use supported by some studies and an area of real interest amongst scientists at the current time with many new investigations underway.
Sage is hailed as a mild phyto-oestrogen which means that whilst not chemically related, it does have some similarities to oestrogen. So whilst the herb cannot elicit a full oestrogen-like effect on the body in the sense that, for example, it can't alter the level of oestrogen in the blood, it is able to bind to oestrogen receptors and this probably accounts for its ability to help alleviate adverse menopausal symptoms.
They only use a high-grade sage extract in Lamberts Sage that has a guaranteed level of 2.5% rosmarinic acid (the main active compound in sage).