SAGE (Salvia officinalis) aka - Garden Sage, Common Sage
The Latin name for sage is salvia, which means ‘healthy’ and ‘savior.’ Although it grows throughout the globe, it should not be confused with the sage bushes that grow in desert areas. Among its many uses, Sage is reported to slow down the secretion of fluids, which reduce excessive perspiration (night sweats) and excessive sweating of menopausal hot flashes. Sage is known for calming nervousness, trembling and depression. Sage is also beneficial for mental exhaustion and for increasing the ability to concentrate; and it improves memory and has been used on some forms of mental illness. It reputedly helps digestive disorders such as ulcers, nausea, and diarrhea, and is used topically as an antiseptic for sores, sore gums, and even as a teeth cleaner or hair tonic. Sage is credited with being a powerful anti-oxidant as it shrinks inflamed tissues.
- Primary Uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Sage can provide relief for: • Coughs • Diabetes • Digestive Disorders • Memory Loss • Nausea • Night Sweats • Nervous conditions • Sore Gums • Worms