– Sage

sage
Sage

Native to the Mediterranean region, sage has traditionally been used since Roman times as a digestive aid, to treat depression, and to stimulate menstruation. Garden sage is oestrogenic and very helpful at getting hormones back to normal following abortion or miscarriage.

ALSO KNOWN AS:
Common Sage, Dalmatian Sage, Feuille de la Bergère, Garden Sage, Herbe Sacré, Meadow Sage, Salvia lavandulaefolia, Salvia officinalis, Sauge, Sauge Ananas, Sauge des Prairies, Sauge Divinatoire, Sauge Divine, Sauge Domestique, Sauge Officinale, Scarlet Sage, Spanish Sage, True Sage, Vraie Sauge.

WHERE IT’S FOUND:

  • Native to Mediterranean region

WARNING LEVEL: Moderate Risk Associated with Use

LAST MENSTRUAL CYCLE: Time Frame Not Known

POSSIBLY TOXIC: Kidney and/or Liver Toxin

UTERINE AND HORMONAL EFFECTS: not known

ALSO KNOWN AS: not applicable

IS USED FOR:

  • Digestive problems including loss of appetite, gas, diarrhea, bloating, and heartburn
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Sage is applied directly to the skin for cold sores and gum disease

HOW IT’S PREPARED:

  • Aromatherapy: Breathing the scent of clary sage essential oil can help move the labor process along by intensifying contractions. Soak cotton balls with oil and place under her pillow or somewhere nearby
  • Tea: Use dried or fresh leaves to make a tea
  • Food/Spice: Conventional food dosage is about 1 gram of sage per day, just add to cooking

HOW IT WORKS:

  • Thujone, a chemical found in sage, can bring on a menstrual period.
  • Garden sage is oestrogenic and very helpful for cleaning up and getting hormones back to normal following abortion or miscarriage.

POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS AND SIGNS OF TOXICITY:

  • Some species of sage contain a chemical called thujone that can be poisonous in large doses. The amount of thujone will vary with the species of the sage, the time of harvest and the growing conditions and can cause seizures and liver damage.
  • If you have a seizure disorder, do not ingest large amounts of sage, particularly Salvia officinalis, which contains significant amounts of thujone.

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