Also known as Common Sage, Garden Sage, Meadow Sage, Scarlet Sage, and True Sage
$2.50 per Ounce
History: Sage is considered to to a classic herb when it comes to cooking savory dishes in the kitchen. However, Sage was considered sacred in many ancient healing traditions. Sage originated in the Mediterranean where Egyptians , Romans, and Greeks all considered Sage to promote fertility. Sage was also used in the Mediterranean to soothe coughs and respiratory ailments. In North America, Sage was used in Native American religious ceremonies. Native Americans considered Sage be sacred because of it’s effective purifying energies. They believed it could heal by bringing the patient back into balance spiritually by cleansing the body and mind of negative spirits and impurities.
Uses: Loss of appetite, gas, stomach pain, diarrhea, bloating, heartburn, overproduction of perspiration and saliva, depression, memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, painful menstrual periods, to correct excessive milk flow during nursing, and to reduce hot flashes during menopause. Sage is applied directly to the skin for cold sores, gum disease, sore mouth, throat or tongue, and swollen, painful nasal passages.
Active Ingredients: Thujone, 1,8-cineol, camphor, borneol, bornyl esters, a-pinene and salvene.
Actions: Carminative, astringent, spasmolytic, anti-hidrotic, anti-catarrhal, anti-microbial, emmenagogue, febrifuge, stimulant
Complementary Herbs: Meadowsweet, Chamomile