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.
Modern Uses: The Commission E approved the internal use of sage leaf for dyspeptic symptoms and excessive perspiration, and external use for inflammations of the mucous membranes of nose and throat.
ESCOP indicates its use for inflammations such as stomatitis, gingivitis and pharyngitis, and hyperhidrosis. The German Standard License for sage infusion indicates its use for inflammation of the gums and the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat; pressure spots caused by prostheses and in supportive treatment of gastrointestinal catarrh.
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