Sage is known for its unique and strong flavor. This pungent herb is often referred to with various names, such as garden sage and common sage, whereas its scientific name is Salvia officinalis. It belongs to the mint family and, due to its flavor, is taken in small amounts.
Hydroponics of Sage
Hydroponic sage can be grown in several types of systems, such as Kratky, DWC, and ebb and flow systems. NFT and aeroponics are also used.
Required temperatures to grow hydroponic sage are 75-to-85-degree Fahrenheit during the day and 60-to-80-degree Fahrenheit at night.
A consistent pH ranging between 5.5 and 6.0 is needed to grow hydroponic sage. Moreover, NPK fertilizer is applied to boost vegetative growth and improve the photosynthetic rate.
Nutritional Profile of Sage
Below are the nutrients that make up 100g of sage.
100g of sage can provide energy worth 315 kilocalories. (FoodData Central, 2019)
The total dietary fiber content present in this particular serving is 40.3g. (FoodData Central, 2019)
Sage contains important minerals like zinc, copper, and magnesium and has a high vitamin K concentration. (FoodData Central, 2019)
The ORAC value of sage is 119,929. Per tablespoon 4,797.
Health Benefits of Sage
Ease Symptoms of Menopause
During menopause, the body experiences a fall in estrogen levels. This causes various side effects, such as excessive sweating, hot flashes, irritability, and vaginal dryness. Thus, sage has been used traditionally for the reduction of these symptoms. (S Bommer, 2011)
Chemistry of Sage
The main components present in sage are camphor, viridiflorol, and 1,8-cineole. (Mohsen Hamidpour, 2014)
FoodData Central. (2019, April 1). Retrieved from US Department of Agriculture: https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170935/nutrients
Mohsen Hamidpour, R. H. (2014). Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Medicinal Property of Sage (Salvia) to Prevent and Cure Illnesses such as Obesity, Diabetes, Depression, Dementia, Lupus, Autism, Heart Disease, and Cancer. J Tradit Complement Med. , 82-88.
S Bommer, P. K. (2011). First time proof of sage's tolerability and efficacy in menopausal women with hot flushes. Adv Ther, 490-500.