RED SAGE good for bones

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Red sage, an herb used in Chi­nese medicine, may hold the key to bet­ter pre­ven­tion and treat­ment of os­teo­poro­sis, ac­cord­ing to a study at the Univer­sity of Bri­tish Columbia in Canada. Not the same as sage, red sage blocks an en­zyme that breaks down col­la­gen, which con­trib­utes to bone thin­ning, and could pre­vent or slow down os­teo­poro­sis with­out side ef­fects. The re­searchers be­lieve it could also be used to treat other bone and car­ti­lage dis­eases, such as arthri­tis and cer­tain bone cancers. In China, the herb is used to treat heart dis­ease and other cir­cu­la­tory dis­or­ders. Red sage is also called dan­shen, dan shen, or by its Latin name, Salvia mil­ti­or­rhiza.

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