- Sage, botanically-known as Salvia officinalis, is native to the Mediterranean region. In ancient Rome, it was considered to have substantial healing properties, particularly helpful in the digestion of the ubiquitous fatty meats of the time.*
Sage is used for:
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
- Reducing overproduction of perspiration and saliva
- Memory loss
- Alzheimer’s disease.
- Painful menstrual periods
- Correct excessive milk flow during nursing
- Reduce hot flashes during menopause.
Sage is applied directly to the skin for:
- Cold sores
- Gum disease (gingivitis)
- Sore mouth, throat or tongue
- Swollen, painful nasal passages.
- Some people inhale sage for asthma.
- In foods, sage is used as a commonly used spice.
- In manufacturing, sage is used as a fragrance component in soaps and cosmetics.
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Source: WebMD, “Sage”, www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/