Common Names: Broadleaf Sage, Common Sage, Dalmatian Sage, Garden Sage, Kitchen Sage, Narrow-leaved sage, Sage, Salvia, Sarubia, Spanish sage, Tibbi Adacayi (Fun fact the sage plant is a member of the genus Salvia, a word that comes from the Latin verb meaning “to cure”.)
Scientific Name: Salvia Officinales
Common Uses: Aiding in digestion, Alzheimer’s disease, mental performance, improving memory, asthma, bacterial & fungal infections, biliousness, bites, calming and stimulating the nervous system, candida, colds, coughs, dental abscesses, diarrhoea (infantile), dysmenorrhoea, encouraging healing, excessive menstrual bleeding, flatulent dyspepsia, gastrointestinal upset, gingivitis, glossitis, headache (nervous), hot flashes (menopausal sweats) hyperhidrosis, indigestion, infected gums and mouth, intestinal infection, insect bites, irregular and scanty periods, joint paint, kidney problems, lack of appetite, lethargy, liver complaints, lungs or stomach haemorrhaging, measles, mouth ulcers, night sweats, oral inflammation, palsy, perspiration (excessive), pharyngitis, phthisis, quinsy, reducing lactation, rheumatism, rhinitis, skin, soothing the digestive tract, stimulating upper digestive secretions, intestinal mobility, bile flow, and pancreatic function, stings, stomatitis, strengthening the nervous system, throat infections, typhoid fever, uvulitis, vaginal discharge. Taken internally or as a gargle or mouthwash; galactorrhoea, hyperhydrosis, cold sores, inflammations of the mouth, tongue or throat. High Cholesterol, pain after surgery, can be used as a topical cream for sunburn and other skin conditions. People who take sage regularly seem to have a 54% lower chance of developing lung cancer, according to researchers. Sage is also very useful for aromatherapy, and to lessen the feelings of depression and stress.
*Warnings: Sage should not be used by pregnant or nursing women or by people who have epileptic fits. The plant is toxic in excess or when taken for extended periods, although the toxic dose is very large. Sage should not be used for perspiration while you have a fever.
Origin: Sage is native to the Mediterranean region, although it has naturalized in many places throughout the world.