RED SAGE good for bones
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.