Sage – Salvia officinalis
Habitat: Worldwide cultivation, native to Mediterranean countries.
- Its violet-blue flowers bloom from June through September
- Sage thrives in full sun and well-drained soils, growing wild in some areas.
- Fresh leaves are bitter to the taste.
Parts of Plant used: The leaf is used to make medicine
Sage has one of the longest histories of use of any culinary or medicinal herb. Ancient Egyptians used it as a fertility drug (Bown, 1995)
Reduces menopausal symptoms
It is well documented that when women are given an aqueous extract of fresh sage leaf,it helps to reduce menopausal hot flashes and night sweats.
- Sage extract and tincture are all used in prepared medicines for mouth and throat and common digestive disorder
- Sage can be used effectively for throat infections, infected gums and mouth ulcers.
- Sage is an excellent remedy for helping to remove mucous congestion in the airways.
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