Sage (Salvia officinalis, Salvia lavandulaefolia, Salvia lavandulifolia)
What is Sage?
Sage has been widely used medicinally for centuries. The name comes from the Latin word, salvare, which means “to heal.” Sage is native to the Mediterranean region but is now cultivated around the world. The Romans considered sage a sacred herb that was harvested with solemn ceremony. Traditionally, sage has been considered to have antispasmodic, antiseptic, astringent, diaphoretic, and expectorant properties. The plant has also been used as a folk remedy to protect against colds, diarrhea, ulcers, fevers, indigestion, enteritis, venereal disease, excessive perspiration, snake bites, and sore throats. This herb is also known as common sage, garden sage, and kitchen sage – not to be confused with clary sage.
Spicy and herbaceous
Modern research has confirmed antioxidant, antiseptic, estrogenic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-microbial properties in extracts from sage.
Menstrual problems and PMS, liver problems, hair loss, dandruff, asthma, bronchitis, digestion, gingivitis, lymphatic system, night sweats, skin conditions, metabolism.
Bergamot, clary sage, geranium, ginger, lavender, lemon orange, neroli, rosemary and tea tree oils