Sage In Your Medicine Cabinet
Sage is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial that contains, among other things: borneol, camphor, cineole, flavonoids, linalool, pinene, salvene, tannis thujone.
A sage infusion (like a gargle or tea) can help reduce discomfort and irritations in the mouth: gums, tonsils or throat. It may also help clear a stuffy nose.
A poultice of sage can speed wound healing.
Sage tea may be effective in treating mild headaches and restlessness (as in not being able to relax because of racing thoughts -- lavender and sage tea work really well for this btw).
There are a number of studies currently being conducted to evaluate sage's usefulness in treating Type II diabetes.
Sage helps the body digest fats, so if you're planning on indulging (ice cream, steak, spareribs, fettuccini Alfredo), drink a cup of sage tea soon afterward.
Sage may encourage muscle contractions in the uterus, so avoid using it medicinally if you're pregnant.
Sage can Help Reduce Menopausal Symptoms
Sage is a natural source of estrogen and can be a big help in combating menopausal symptoms. I have suffered from night sweats for a while now, and have tried to avoid HRT (hormone replacement therapy). Sage is an easy way to add natural estrogen-like chemicals to your system and provide some relief. Even burning a sage aromatherapy candle can help.
More Information about Sage
You can find more information about uses for sage in my post:
Sage Tips and Facts