Sage is a herb commonly known for its uses in cooking though it has many medicinal benefits.
It is a very drying herb and helps to dry any excess secretions.
Traditionally it was used for:
- Sore throats/cough relief
- Digestive aid
- Anti swelling
- Gum and mouth disease
- Promotes healing
- Relieves bruising, cuts and scrapes
- Cold remedy
- Anti perspirant
- Memory booster
- Increases bile flow/liver detoxifier
The prime biologically active component of common sage appears to be its essential oil, which chiefly contain ketones; a-thujone, and ß-thujone. In addition, sage leaf contains numerous other compounds, including cineol, borneol, tannic acid; bitter substances like cornsole and cornsolic acid; fumaric, chlorogenic, caffeic and nicotinic acids; nicotinamide; flavones; flavone glycosides and estrogenic substances. Altogether, these compounds known to have counter-irritant, rubefacient, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-fungal and anti-septic properties.
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