Acute doses of S. lavandulaefolia improve cognitive function

June 13th, 2011

In a recent double-blind, placebo-controlled study, acute doses of 50 microlitres of Salvia lavandulaefolia (sage) improved performance on a number of cognitive tasks, administered using COMPASS.

Participants who were given the active treatment were faster on a number of tasks of attention and memory including Simple Reaction Time, Delayed Word Recall, Word Recognition and Picture Recognition. Furthermore, participants showed improved performance on the Serial 3 Subtractions task and a trend towards decreased mental fatigue during the six repetitions of the Cognitive Demand Battery. Participants who received Salvia also reported feeling more alert.

Find out more about these and other COMPASS tasks on our Demo page.