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Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Definition:
Known for its use in traditional stuffings and meat dishes, sage can significantly reduce excess perspiration and soothe mouth and gum sores. It is an aromatic herb whose fragrance has also been used to promote feelings of well being and relaxation.

Applications:
Cankers, coughs, diabetes, digestive disorders, fever, laryngitis, memory, mouth sores, nausea and worms.

Scientific Updates:
Sage relaxes peripheral blood vessels, reduces perspiration, salivation and lactation. It is a natural antibiotic and can reduce blood sugar and promote bile flow. The astringent properties of sage make it useful in treating cold symptoms, and relieving the irritation of cankers or mouth sores. Sage is also credited with being a potent antioxidant.

Complementary Agents:
Thyme, peppermint, verbena, ginger, chamomile, lemon grass, blessed thistle, pleurisy root, capsicum, fenugreek, saw palmetto, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, proanthocyanidins, vitamin A and calcium/magnesium.

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