publication . Article . 2003

Salvia lavandulaefolia (Spanish Sage) enhances memory in healthy young volunteers

N T J Tildesley; D O Kennedy; E K Perry; C G Ballard; S Savelev; K A Wesnes; A B Scholey;
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  • Published: 08 Aug 2003 Journal: Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, volume 75, pages 669-674 (issn: 0091-3057, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Sage (Salvia) has a longstanding reputation in British herbal encyclopaedias as an agent that enhances memory, although there is little evidence regarding the efficacy of sage from systematized trials. Based on known pharmacokinetic and binding properties, it was hypothesised that acute administration of sage would enhance memory in young adult volunteers. Two experiments utilised a placebo-controlled, double-blind, balanced, crossover methodology. In Trial 1, 20 participants received 50, 100 and 150 μl of a standardised essential oil extract of Salvia lavandulaefolia and placebo. In Trial 2, 24 participants received 25 and 50 μl of a standardised essential oil ...
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free text keywords: Toxicology, Clinical Biochemistry, Biochemistry, Biological Psychiatry, Behavioral Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Essential oil, law.invention, law, Young adult, Traditional medicine, Salvia, biology.organism_classification, biology, Placebo, Cognition, Anesthesia, SAGE, Medicine, business.industry, business, Pharmacokinetics, Memoria
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publication . Article . 2003

Salvia lavandulaefolia (Spanish Sage) enhances memory in healthy young volunteers

N T J Tildesley; D O Kennedy; E K Perry; C G Ballard; S Savelev; K A Wesnes; A B Scholey;