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Sage

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Common name: Sage

Family: Lamiaceae

Habitat/Cultivation: Native to the Mediterranean, and is cultivated all around the world. A popular garden herb. It thrives in sunny conditions and is grown from seed in spring. The leaves are picked in the summer.

Parts used: Leaves small stems and flowers

Traditional use: Why should a man die while sage grows in the garden. An excellent remedy for sore throats, poor digestion as a hormonal stimulant valuable for irregular or scanty periods. Known to be very useful for the menopause not only helping hot flushes but also helping the body adapt to hormonal changes involved. Traditionally used as a treatment for asthma.

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Common name: Sage (Salvia Officinalis)

Family: Lamiaceae

Habitat/Cultivation: Native to the Mediterranean, and is cultivated all around the world. A popular garden herb. It thrives in sunny conditions and is grown from seed in spring. The leaves are picked in the summer.

Parts used: Leaves small stems and flowers

Traditional use: Why should a man die while sage grows in the garden. An excellent remedy for sore throats, poor digestion as a hormonal stimulant valuable for irregular or scanty periods. Known to be very useful for the menopause not only helping hot flushes but also helping the body adapt to hormonal changes involved. Traditionally used as a treatment for asthma.

Constituents: volatile oils (including thujone, cineole, borneol, linalool, camphor, pinene), oestrogenic substances, salvin and carnosic acid, flavonoids, phenolic acids, rosmarinic acid, tannin

Actions: Astringent, Antiseptic, Aromatic, Carminative, Oestrogenic, Reduces sweat, Tonic.

Medicinal use: Ideal for almost all types of sore throat, useful for mild diarrhoea, a nervine tonic used by Chinese to calm and stimulate the nervous system. Encourages better menstrual flow  and oestrogenic effects as a menopause remedy.

Cautions: Not to be taken if pregnant or an epileptic.

Research: Research has shown that Thujone contained in the volatile oil is strongly antiseptic and carminative. Known to reduce breast- milk production due to its oestrogenic action partly responsible for its hormonal effect.

Dosage & forms: Infusion use as a gargle for sore throats three times daily, fresh sage leaves used for stings and bites, tincture taken as drops.

Folk-lore: Salvia, is from the Latin salvare, to save, or to be well. Sage was a sacred ceremonial herb of the Romans and was associated with immortality, and was also said to increase mental capacity. The Greek Theophrastus classified sage as a “coronary herb”, because it flushed disease from the body, easing any undue strain on the heart. In the middle ages, people drank sage tea to treat colds, fevers, liver trouble, epilepsy, memory loss and many other common ailments. Sage was held to be a major medical herb by the French, because of it’s anti-bacterial properties. Early Greeks drank, applied or bathed in sage tea. Turkish women used sage as a natural hair dye for grey hair. There is an old Arab belief that if your sage grows well you will like a long time. During the fourteenth century, three leaves a day were to be eaten to avoid the ‘evil aire’. Sage was also a favourite of the Hungarian gypsies, they believed that it attracted good and dispelled evil.

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