Botanical name: Salvia Officinalis / Salvatric
Botanical family: Labiatae
Part of plant used: Leaves & flowers
Origin: Most Sage is found in Dalmatia where it is grown in the wild.
Description: Very pungent, herbal aroma. Can be very invasive and hard to get rid of it’s smell.
History: Throughout the centuries, Sage has been thought to bestow a long life. It was popular in China for curing sterility. Also a well-known nerve tonic during the Middle Ages.
Properties and Indications:
- Gynecological problems such as endometriosis, history of miscarriages, and regulating the menstrual cycle
- Useful for menopausal problems especially hot flushes
- Good for water retention
- Can help with constipation
- Tonic for the digestive system, liver, and kidneys
- Helps clear mucous so is good for colds and bronchitis
- Could ease tired muscles
- Clears deep fears and violence
- Can bring out people’s dreams and make things seem more clear
- For people who cannot release emotions such as anger
- Good for people with strong weaknesses
- Do not use on people who have high blood pressure, are very weak or are epileptics
- Not to be used in pregnancy or breast feeding
- Bergamot, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Manuka, Melissa, Orange, Rosemary
- Never use more than 1 drop of Sage oil in a blend
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