| LINDSEY WILSON
OWL is committed to creating a life that minimizes the risk of disease. Our mission is to help others heal their body in the most natural and gentle ways, using the garden Mother Nature provides us. We wanted to find a way to make that idea a reality, and to make it as enjoyable and convenient as possible. The creation of our Broth Elixirs stemmed from the desire of our Founder, Lindsey Wilson, to create a gut-soothing recipe that was bursting with flavor (instead of that meaty taste you get with most broths). This is how our signature, sippable broths came to be.
Each of our Broth Elixirs is made with a unique combination of healing herbs and spices. These fragrant and nourishing ingredients are common staples in Traditional Chinese Medicine. For thousands of years, humans have been using the healing properties of plants to treat a multitude of common health problems.
If you’ve ever had a look at our ingredients lists, you’ve probably noticed that all of our creations have many things in common. We want to draw your attention to a particular herb that we use in each of our recipes: sage.
Because our goal is to bring you the very best healing powers nature has to offer, we want to highlight the high-powered benefits of this mighty herb, and why we use it so generously.
The Healing Properties of Sage
Living in a developed country means that we have a lot of resources at our fingertips. Advancements in technology and other areas of innovation make many things work toward our convenience and help us navigate the modern world. However, along with these conveniences comes the creation of harmful compounds known as free radicals. Some examples of these compounds include pollution, industrial solvents, heavy metals, radiation, and pesticides. But they can also come from lifestyle markers like tobacco smoke and alcohol.
Free radicals can lead to the development of chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, cataracts, and certain cancers1.
For thousands of years, sage has been used in traditional medicine for protecting against oxidative stress, the damage caused by free radicals, inflammation, and much more. In fact, the effect of sage on the health of the body is so positive that some studies suggest the idea of considering sage for drug development. The studies also suggest that sage could provide relief for depression, dementia, obesity, lupus, heart disease, and diabetes2.
Studies found that the presence of rosmarinic acid (an antioxidant) in sage helps with decreasing blood sugar levels and inflammation3, both of which are precursors to many of the diseases caused by free radicals.
It goes without saying that sage, with its mighty healing powers, might play a significant role in protecting the health of modern human beings.
Important Nutrients and Antioxidants
Sage provides you with a significant amount of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to maintain function. It also contains many health-boosting substances that help your body ward off disease and illness.
One important nutrient we find in sage is vitamin K. This is an important tool that your body uses to support bone health, healthy circulation, and proper blood clotting4. In one teaspoon of ground sage, you’ll find ten percent of the reference daily intake5.
Also found in sage are compounds known as carnosol and camphor. Carnosol, in multiple studies, appears to target particular components at the cellular level associated with multiple types of cancer and high inflammation6.
Camphor, on the other hand, provides health benefits as an antifungal, antibacterial, and an anti-inflammatory. Camphor is also beneficial for your skin health. The findings of one study7 suggests that camphor helps encourage collagen production and work as an anti-wrinkle agent.
Healthy Skin and Wound Healing
Sage is an ingredient in many natural skin care products because of its effectiveness as a topical healing agent. We know that camphor is one of the compounds in sage and that it demonstrates the promotion of healthy skin cell growth, slowing the signs of aging, and decreasing the formation of wrinkles.
But cosmetic purposes aren’t the only uses of sage that help your skin. Because of the antifungal and antibacterial properties of sage, studies show that it kills certain bacteria and fungi that can possibly damage your skin. In fact, the effects of sage extract on healing wounds was so significant that it can be considered an appropriate compound to use in the clinical application of wound care8.
Multiple studies suggest that because sage is so effective in topical applications, ingesting it as a tea can provide some of the same skin health benefits.
Unlike the meaty flavor you might think of when you hear the word "broth", OWL Broth Elixirs are brewed with sage and other healing herbs so that it sips more like tea and brings you exponentially more nutrients.
Nourishing Your Body From the Inside
Our guiding principle at OWL is the belief that when we feel better, we do better. Each of our Broth Elixirs are thoughtfully created with your health in mind. Living a healthy, mindful life has never been easier, tastier, or more convenient. Give your body a gift and try your favorite flavor today!
- Free Radicals: Properties, Sources, Targets, and Their Implication in Various Diseases (nih.gov)
- Carnosol: a promising anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agent - PubMed (nih.gov)
- Camphor Induces Proliferative and Anti-senescence Activities in Human Primary Dermal Fibroblasts and Inhibits UV-Induced Wrinkle Formation in Mouse Skin - PubMed (nih.gov)
- Topical application of Salvia officinalis hydroethanolic leaf extract improves wound healing process - PubMed (nih.gov)
Julie is a self-made writer on a forever journey of fitness and health. As a high school music teacher, she has seen and experienced the challenges of maintaining good health while simultaneously balancing a career and healthy relationships.
Julie has always lived a healthy and active lifestyle. She loves the outdoors, hiking, and camping. Over the years she has continued to learn smarter and better ways to take care of her body while continuing to do the things that make her smile. Naturally, all of her teacher friends wanted to know how she did it - what was her secret?
Julie found herself explaining over and over everything she'd learned in her research, and sharing her experiences through trial and error. Her friends would take her advice, try some new things, and then come back to ask how to take it to the next level.
"You should charge for this kind of information!" Became a constant phrase, and so began her career of writing to share her knowledge with the world through health and wellness companies looking to spread healing and healthy habits within their communities. Now Julie gets to combine two of the things she enjoys most - writing and wellness - and use them to affect change in a real way.
When not making music with her kiddos, or writing wellness tips for a higher quality of life, you can find her reading, hiking, drumming, and fitnessing