SAGE LEAF (SALVIA OFFICINALES) - DRIED HERB, CUT AND SIFTED
Common use: Herbal antioxidant support; promotes digestion; alleviates gas, bloating; soothing relief for the throat; supports nervous system health; menopause health; supports healthy female cycle; supports healthy memory function; promotes healthy circulation; culinary.
The common garden sage has been known and used for culinary and medicinal purposes for centuries. The low-growing evergreen shrub is popular in nearly every European cuisine and is used variously to flavor meats, poultry, soups, puddings, cheeses and vegetables. Its unmistakable peppery flavor makes it popular for use in poultry and pork stuffing, and to flavor and preserve sausage meats.
But Sage is not only a culinary herb but also a valuable healing herb. It can be used to help treating consumption, ulcers and other digestive problems. It has been used to lower fevers and treat snake bite. Used as a tea, sage can either stop sweating when drunk cold, or produce sweating when taken hot. It has been used to treat headache, and is believed in various cultures to aid memory and thinking.
Sage leaf has also been shown to be effective in alleviating the following symptoms of menopause: Anxiety, Fatigue, Night sweats, Hot flashes. Sage leaf can help to regulate your mood by reducing the severity of mood swings.
For cooking, aromatherapy or healing, sage has proved itself throughout the ages, and continues to prove itself even now.
To brew a Tea: 3 grams of chopped sage leaf can be steeped in 150 ml of boiling water for 10 minutes.
As a poultice on sprains and swellings. To make this poultice, bruise a handful of sage leaves and boil them in vinegar for five minutes. Then strain them, put them in a folded napkin, and apply to the affected area.