Improve Memory and Concentration for Younger People with Add by Intaking Daily Sage

Edited by Ermin, Eng, Lynn, Anonymous

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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are used interchangeably in some contexts found on the internet. There are, in fact, differences between the two terms. ADD does not include impulsivity and hyperactivity, unlike in ADHD. All ages can have this mental disorder, which may start in childhood. The symptoms during childhood are hard to pinpoint because almost all young ones are hyperactive. However, there are other symptoms that will help one identify if the person has ADD. These include difficulty in concentrating, forgetfulness, not paying attention, etc.

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In most cases, ADD symptoms in adults are milder than in children. Among those symptoms are difficulty concentrating on the tasks they do not enjoy, problems with organization, and troubles in maintaining conversations. Young adults with ADD are mostly unemployed or changing jobs.

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About sage

Sage, with the scientific name Salvia Officinalis, is an aromatic bush with grayish leaves, belonging to the mint (labitae) family plants. Its sister herb is rosemary, and just like this herb, sage also contains flavonoids, volatile oils, and phenolic acids. In 2 tsp. of sage (1.40 grams), there is already 30 percent of the average recommended daily value of vitamin K, an important nutrient for improving memory.

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Improving concentration and memory using sage

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Concentration at work and at school is important, because without it, one cannot finish his or her work on time. And even if he or she can finish work right away, the task that he or she does may not meet the requirements – it may be off the top of his or her head. In addition to that, he or she is often forgetful. The symptoms are the same for teenagers as well. Sage is a potent herb in improving concentration and memory in young people. In the journal Pharmacological Biochemical Behavior, the herbalists conducted experiments using sage essential oil capsules as memory enhancers. There was a total of 45 young adult participants, and they were given a sage essential oil capsules (dosages ranging from 50-150 microls) and a placebo. Afterward, some tests were conducted to test their memory. The result was positive. The herbalists claim that even 50 microls of sage can improve memory and concentration.

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Ways to take sage

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    Capsules and tablets:
    Taking sage capsules is effective in improving memory and concentration. You may buy these at drugstores. There are variations of sage supplements with different dosages, but you can follow the instructions written on the product's label. If your condition is severe, you may ask your doctor the right dosage for you. {
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    Sage ingredients for any recipes:
    We all know that sage has been used for cooking over the years. Whenever you cook something for yourself or someone who has ADD, you may want to add sage ingredients to your recipes. You may add sage seasonings to every sauce you make, sprinkle sage on top of your pizza, combine chopped sage leaves with other ingredients and put in your salad, add fresh chopped sage to omelets, etc.
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    Sage tea:
    To improve your memory and concentration fast, you can make your own herbal tea using dried or fresh sage leaves. Sage tea bags are available at supermarkets, as is dried sage. You may use either of the two options to make a sage herbal tea. If you have sage plants at home, then it would be great, because then you do not have to spend money on buying sage at supermarkets.
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How to make sage herbal tea

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It's easy to make one, as long as you have the ingredients and follow the steps bellow:

Drink sage herbal tea thrice daily, or as advised by your health care professional. Sage alone is pungent, so you have to add other ingredients to mix with it. However, the stronger taste is much more effective. If you can take the strong aroma and bitterness of sage tea, it would be better.

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    Ingredients:
     
    1. 1 teaspoon of dried sage or 1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves
    2. 1 lemon
    3. Honey to taste (optional)
    4. 1 cup of water
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    Procedure:
     
    1. Pour one cup of water into a pot and let it boil.
    2. Turn the heat off and add the sage leaves (fresh or dried).
    3. Let if steep for three to five minutes.
    4. Pour it into a clean cup and squeeze lemon into it.
    5. Add honey to taste (you can choose any sweeteners besides honey).
    6. Serve and enjoy.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Do not drink sage tea or take sage supplements if you are breastfeeding or pregnant, as it can reduce your milk supply and cause miscarriage, respectively.
  • Do not take a high dosage of sage supplements in long-term. Some extracts of sage contain a substance called thujone, which can be harmful to your health if consumed too much.
  • Do not take sage supplements or drink sage tea if you have high blood pressure or are on your period.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.
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