Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sage - Monograph

Common Name – Sage

Botanical Name – Salvia officinalis

Parts Used – Leaves

Active Constituents – flavonoids, tannins, bitter and aromatic substances.

So what is Sage good for?

Therapeutic Properties – Carminative, anti-spasmodic, anti-microbial, astringent, anti-inflammatory, sudorific, expectorant, tonic, aromatic, nervine, vermifuge, emmenagogue, diuretic, stimulant, diaphoretic, stomachic, antiseptic.

Sage can be useful in the treatment of inflamtion of the upper respiratory tract, colds and inflammation of the throat.

Sage can be helpful for stomach aches, intestinal infection, diarrhea, inflammation of the mouth and gums.

Sage can be helpful to stop lactation, prevent hot flashes (during menopause).

Sage can also be used as a general tonic, to strengthen the immune system and to help with memory and concentration problems.


Tincture – 20-40 drops three times a day

Tea – three cups a day


Contains 50% Thujone and should not be used by women with high chances of breast cancer.

Should not be used by people who suffer from epilepsy.

Should not be used by pregnant or nursing women.

Research articles with links

Topical anti-inflammatory activity of Salvia officinalis L. leaves: the relevance of ursolic acid

Salvia officinalis extract in the treatment of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease: a double blind, randomized and placebo-controlled trial





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