Sage May Inhibit Potentially Toxic Substances


Salvia officinalis (sage, also called garden sage, or common sage) is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. It is a member of the family Lamiaceae and is native to the Mediterranean region.

The herb Sage has potential detoxification characteristics. Sage has been studied for its ability to detoxify and inhibit the following substances:

  • Sage may facilitate the removal of Bisphenol A from the body. [1]
  • Sage may inhibit the production of Acetylcholinesterase (the enzyme that accelerates the destruction of Acetylcholine). [2]


[1] Okuhata, H., et al. Floricultural Salvia plants have a high ability to eliminate bisphenol A. J Biosci Bioeng. 110(1):99-101, 2010.

[2] Kennedy, D. O., et al. Effects of cholinesterase inhibiting sage (Salvia officinalis) on mood, anxiety and performance on a psychological stressor battery. Neuropsychopharmacology. 31(4):845-852, 2006


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