posted on Aug, 29 2003 @ 12:25 PM
Hey, count me in on the massage option!
Looking at the other things they've published (which hasn't been that much), I think you're correct -- it's the commonly available sage oil. They
seem to be following up on an earlier aromatherapy paper. I *wish* I could find some of their research online, because it'd tell how well they
actually do research. I'm not sure how picky "New Scientist" is in accepting papers.
You know, one option that isn't mentioned and might be useful is a "scent bottle." As I recall, Victorian ladies used to carry around such things
and sniff them on various occasions (lavender for headaches was one that I remember. Or misremember.)
I'm tempted to experiment with that sort of thing and eucalyptus (which is said to help decrease hunger pangs.)
You could probably use culinary sage -- but remembering how much the quality varies over time you'd be better off growing your own if you were
seriously into this. Either that, or pig out on Italina food!
They might have a good sage tea, too. But without access to the papers, I'm not sure what they think they're measuring and whether or not it is one
of the flavinoids that is an oil extract or a water or alcohol extract.
Just to be on the safe side, we could put a whole buncha sage leaves in some 90 proof white rum and let that steep for two weeks and take 50 ml or so
of it... uhmm... medicinally, doncha know. I bet we could remember to take it, too!
[Edited on 29-8-2003 by Byrd]