Red Sage / Behman Surkh (بہمن سرخ) also known as Garden Sage, Dalmatian Sage, Common Sage and Salvia Haematodes. It is rich in antioxidants, it may actually prevent Alzheimer’s disease. British researchers have confirmed that it inhibits the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine, thus preserving the compound that seems to help prevent and treat Alzheimer’s. Red Sage contains fairly high levels of antiseptics and tannins. Tannins have a soothing, astringent action and an antimicrobial effect. It is also known to inhibit the action of the tuberculosis bacillus.
It is a tonic, stimulant, antidepressant, adaptogenic, anti cholesterolemic, astringent, carminative, digestive, oestrogenic, nerve tonic and an aphrodisiac and largely prescribed in seminal debility, anaemia, etc. It is also used to treat asthma. Also useful in menstrual disorders, erectile dysfunction, habitual miscarriages, cystitis, chronic liver and kidney diseases, and for checking the secretion of mammary glands. It is valuable in stress-related conditions and has an antihypertensive effect. It strengthens the nervous system and aids convalescence.
This herb is not recommended if you are pregnant or lactating. Those with epilepsy may be adversely affected by the thujone content, and should not use this product. Those who are allergic to members of the mint family (thyme, basil, sage, marjoram, etc.), should avoid this herb.