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Sage (Meramieh) Benefits and How to Use It

Sage or Meramieh is a member of mint family, Lamiaceae, alongside basil, rosemary, oregano and thyme. Sage is a staple ingredient that can be found in various forms, either fresh, dried or in oil form. Meramieh is usually used in small amounts, as its strong aroma and earthy flavor are very distinguishable even when you add a few sprinkles of it to your dish. Meramieh can be added to savory or sweet dishes or even drank as tea to ease an upset stomach. This, however, is not the only benefit that Meramieh has, so lets find out why you should start adding Meramieh to your dishes, shall we?

Benefits of Meramieh (sage)

If you or your loved ones struggle with inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, we recommend that you star adding Meramieh to your courses. Meramieh was found to have an anti-inflammatory effect and alleviate inflammation. Not only that, but Meramieh is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals that are important for maintaining healthy teeth, bones, and skin, such as Vitamin A, calcium, iron and potassium.

Meramieh is also great for the immune system, as it contains antioxidants such as chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, rosmarinic acid, ellagic acid and rutin on top of phenolic acids which are plant base chemicals that act as antioxidants. On top of the antioxidant property of these compounds, they were also found to lower the risk of developing cancer and improving brain function and memory.

Sage is also a well-known component for mouth wash brands. Meramieh was found to kill the harmful bacteria and fungus that cause teeth cavity and reduce bad mouth odor. Dentists recommend soaking Meramieh in water and rinsing your mouth with it after having a meal or before going to bed. On top of that, Meramieh was found to ease throat infections, infection of the gums and mouth ulcers.

One of the more common uses of Meramieh is in cases of dysmenorrhea or period pains. In this case, sage is consumed as tea to ease the pain and help your body get through this tough time. It was also found to ease menopause symptoms as it is believed that meramieh has estrogen like properties which helps with menopause symptoms such as excessive sweating, hot flashes, and irritability.

Meramieh can also lower LDL or bad cholesterol, which usually leads to heart diseases. Meramieh, like any herb, contains a low content of fats and carbohydrates, and therefore consuming meramieh is tea form twice a day can increase the HDL or good cholesterol levels in the blood while protecting you against heart disease by lowering LDL cholesterol.

This earthy herb also has other benefits such as alleviating diarrhea and helping ease an upset stomach because of its astringent properties, it is considered an anti-aging agent and its oil extract can be found in many cosmetic products and helps you avoid developing bone diseases. It also has antiseptic properties and can clean cuts or sores, so next time you do not have alcohol at hand, try using meramieh instead.

Uses of meramieh (sage):

Sage has multiple culinary uses, it can be used to season meats, cheese, soups or even drinks. It is also used alongside vegetables such as onions for stuffing chicken. It can be used to season your favorite salad when mixed with vegetables for a healthy meal or it can be cooked in olive oil and added to pasta. Sweet or savory, it definitely adds a great taste and a refreshing aroma to your favorite drink or meal. We will guide you below through a recipe in which you can utilize meramieh to make a healthy dish even healthier.

Chicken breasts with meramieh and olive oil

This recipe is a great way to introduce meramieh to your courses if you are new to using meramieh and not familiar with its earthy flavor. This is an easy to prepare meal and it only takes 30 minutes to prepare. You’re only going to need a few ingredients so tune in while we tell you how to prepare it!


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • ¼ pint (150 ml) of olive oil
  • 2 or 3 cloves of thinly sliced garlic
  • large handful of fresh sage
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • salt and black pepper


  1. With a sharp knife, remove any excess fat from the chicken breasts and place them in a heavy-bottomed frying pan or saucepan, then brush the chicken breasts with the olive oil. Add the sage and garlic slices to the pan.
  2. Cook over a medium heat in the olive oil, stirring occasionally. The oil should slightly bubble but not boil. Cook for 10 minutes on one side and for another 10 minutes on the other side.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Stir thoroughly.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve alongside fresh vegetables and crusty bread.

Now that you know the amazing benefits of meramieh and how you can use it, you can visit our online store if you are looking for premium quality meramieh to be delivered right to your doorstep.


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