Osteoporosis is a debilitating disease that affects your bones at a cellular level, causing them to become fragile and brittle, per MayoClinic. The bones' foundation becomes so weak that they may easily break off at the slightest injury or hit. Some people even experience fractures just by coughing, or performing any activity that increases pressure on the skeletal structure. The most common osteoporotic fractures occur in the hips or wrists, particularly in the elderly.
According to a study published in the European Journal of Rheumatology in 2017, about 200 million Americans in the country were estimated to have osteoporosis, of which a vast majority were women over 50 years of age. They also speculated that this disease can be highly dangerous and make you increasingly susceptible to life-threatening conditions. The best way to reduce the mortality risks of osteoporosis is by following a healthier lifestyle, per Better Health Channel. This includes exercising, getting lots of vitamin D, and adding more natural nutrients to your diet.
Red sage is a popular herb that has been used in the traditional medicine industry for years, reports Pharmaceutical Technology. Researchers have now discovered amazing potential in this herb to treat or prevent osteoporosis. Red sage carries a compound that can block an enzyme called Cathepsin K (CatK) which has the ability to break down collagen and lead to bone loss. In fact, major pharmaceutical companies have been trying to synthetically create this compound for decades in lab and now, it can be derived naturally!
Another incredible herb to effectively strengthen the bones is turmeric which is rich in an anti-osteoporotic agent known as curcumin, as discovered by a 2017 study published in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Studies. They have found that oral turmeric supplements can provide the necessary nutrients needed to manage low bone density. Rosemary and thyme is yet another perfect herb combination useful for osteoporotic patients, reports a 2019 study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. The researchers found that mixing both together can offer you the essential calcium rich content for making bones stronger. Of the two, thyme is much more potent.