Parts used: Leaves
Alterative, anti-galactagogue, antihidrotic, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, febrifuge, parasiticide, stimulant, vulnerary
Calcium, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sodium, sulfur, vitamins A, B-complex and C
Sage may be used in a lotion to heal sores and other skin ailments. The fresh leaves are chewed as a remedy for infections of the mouth and throat, and gargling with sage can help a sore throat. Sage helps with excessive mucus discharge, nasal drip, sores and excessive saliva secretions, and its antipyretic qualities have been known to help with fevers, night sweats and related problems.
Sage is also beneficial for mental exhaustion and for increasing the ability to concentrate. It improves memory and has been used on some forms of mental illness. It has also been used to treat digestive disorders such as ulcers, nausea and diarrhea, and it is used topically as an antiseptic for sores, sore gums, and even as a tooth cleaner or hair tonic.
Sage has been found to contain antioxidant properties. There is evidence of some antimicrobial activity as well.
People with seizure disorders should use sage only under the supervision of a health-care provider.
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