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Volatile oils including camphor, 1,8-cineol, borneol, a-pinene and up to 60% thujone. The herb also contains rosmaric acid and other caffeic acid derivatives, triterpenes (ursolic acid), diterpenes (rosmanol, safficinolide and carnosolic acid) and several flavonoids, including apigenin- and luteolin-7-glycosides. Not for use during pregnancy, or in large doses.
Whole or Cut and Sifted, Rubbed, Powdered, Essential Oil, Bundled for burning
Common sage is an evergreen herb in the mint family. Although it is native to the Mediterranean, sage is now naturalized and widely cultivated throughout the world. The plant was commonly grown in monastery gardens in Medieval England and was an essential ingredient in the anti-plague formula known as Four Thieves Vinegar. For this reason, and because the plant’s genus name literally means “to save,” the herb was often referred to as Sage the Savior in the 17th century.
Sage is a common herb in the kitchens of anyone who enjoys cooking. It’s used most often to add spice to poultry and other delicious dishes. And while sage provides wonderful flavor to meals, it has even more important uses in the world of herbal
medicine. In fact, it has a variety of uses you may never have heard
Sage is a good overall herb also known as a tonic herb to help
improve your health. It generally boosts your energy and helps your
immune system to work better. It can also help you to feel relief from
stress and tension that comes from every day difficulties and busy
schedules. Externally, sage can be used to treat insect bites. The
fresh leaves can be applied directly to the skin to give this relief. It will help to soothe the burn and diminish pain and swelling.
When you’re suffering from a sore throat, sage can be used in a mouthwash or gargle. It will help to relieve the pain that often accompanies colds and other infections. It will also be a good remedy for mouth pain such as ulcers and blisters that can affect the delicate skin. Sage can also provide a reprieve from the complications of asthma. It helps to reduce the symptoms so you can experience more time with good health.
For women’s health, sage has some very important roles. It is estrogenic, which means it affects the hormone levels of estrogen in the body. Sage can actually help to regulate the menstrual cycle. You’ll have fewer problems with missed periods and it can also affect your menstrual flow. If you’re making the transition to menopause, sage can help to reduce symptoms such as hot flashes and sweating.
For the digestive system, sage also has implications. It can help to treat problems with diarrhea. It will slow down the intestines and allow them to absorb nutrients and water so that you won’t experience dehydration, cramping, and frequent trips to the bathroom.
You can use sage leaves in an infusion or a tincture to get a concentrated dose that provides the best health benefits. You can also add a high quality dried sage herb to your favorite recipes to enjoy the flavor of this delicious herb. And fresh leaves can be used to treat irritations from bug bites.
Sage is so useful; it’s a shame to keep it hidden in the spice cabinet. Pull it out and use it for the many health improvements it can provide.
Baja Body deli carries: Cut and Sifted, Powdered, Essential Oil and Bundled for Burning…An Essential for culinary and spiritual delights.