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Medicinal Herbs

Sage

Sage’s Botanical Name is a clue to it’s medicinal importance. Salvia comes from salvare, meaning “to cure” in Latin. A medieval saying echoes this: Why should a man die while sage grows in his garden? Today Sage is an excellent remedy for sore throats, poor digestion, and irregular menstruation. 

Sage’s Key actions:

  • Astringent 
  • Antiseptic
  • Clears Mucous
  • Estrogenic
  • Reduces sweating 

Laboratory studies suggest that Sage may be useful in helping slow the onset of Alzheimers. 

Fresh Sage leaves may be used as a first aid remedy by rubbing them on stings or bites. 

Sage Tincture may be used for digestion, take 2 ml with water twice daily. 

Sage Essential oil may be useful in relieving menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and dizziness. 

Dried sage is very useful when smudging to removing negative energy from the home, also an ancient practice used for healing and energy clearing in  a way of using the smoke from burning herbs as a way to cleanse the body, an object, or a given area of negative influences.