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Sage Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Salvia Officinalis, Lamiaceaea Family
Homeopathic Name
Salvia Officinalis   -   Mother Tincture

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Action of Sage

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Nutrients in Sage

Most Effective

Taste of

Nature of


Parts Used

Leaves, Root, Flowers

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Sage

It may cause Epilepsy.
Nursing mothers should not use this herb.
Avoid during Pregnancy and Breast Feeding.
Avoid consumption if suffering from Epilepsy or High Blood Pressure.
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Sage is a shrub.
It is perennial.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 60 Cm.
Best used for Sore Throat.
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Materia Medica for Sage

Sage General

Sage is an evergreen shrub. It thrives in rich and well drained soil. It needs full sun.
It contains Beta-Carotene, Essential Acids, Essential oils, Flavonoids, Saponin, Tannins, Niacin, Nicotinamide, Flavone Glycosides, Phytoestrogenic substances, Minerals and Vitamin B and C.
Sage has a peppery flavor. It is used as flavor in fatty meats, cheeses, pork stuffing and vegetable soups. It helps to induce sleep, relaxes the nerves, relieves spasms, mental exhaustion, trembling and nervousness. It eases seasickness and treats insanity. It is used to decrease the secretion of fluids in the body.
Sage is beneficial in reducing the heavy perspiration of night sweats and hot flashes. It is an old remedy for drying up breast milk. Sage is best remedy for stomach troubles. It keeps the stomach, intestines, kidneys, liver and sexual organs healthy.
Sage may treat estrogen deficiency. It is best for treating Cuts, Wounds and Bruises. Sage is best for insect bites, throat, mouth, gum, skin infections and vaginal discharge. Sage affects the mouth and throat. It is excellent in treating intestinal and respiratory infections.
Sage slows down the Brain aging and speeds up the transmission of Brain signals. One of the prime causes of Memory Loss is the increase of Acetylcholinesterase activity. Sage fights Memory Loss by inhibiting the increase of Acetylcholinesterase.
It is effective in breaking fevers. It reduces cold symptoms, treats dysentery and expels worms and parasites. It cleans the scalp and stimulates hair growth. It restores aging skin. It promotes shine in dark hair.
Pregnant or Nursing women should avoid this.
People with allergies should avoid this herb.
Consult a doctor before taking it.
Methods of Administration. How to take
Tincture. The best and the most potent method of consuming Sage is to Tincture it.
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Decoction: Make a tea.
Put l/2 teaspoonful of the powdered leaves in a cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for l0 minutes. Drink three times a day.
The leaves may be chewed as such.
Single Herb

Sage for Aphthous Ulcers

Prepare tea of dried herb. Gargle with it.
Caution : Avoid too much drinking of Sage tea. It may cause convulsions if taken in excessive quantities.

Sage for Bad Breath

Chew 2-3 leaves of Sage.

Sage for Cystorrhea

Boil 4-6 table spoon of Sage leaves for 10-15 minutes. Strain. Mix Honey and have it once in a day.

Sage for Body Odour

Prepare a tea from fresh leaves of sage. It flushes the odor causing toxins from the body.

Sage for Grey Hairs

Prepare an infusion of dried Sage leaves. Use it for rinsing hairs.

Sage for Snoring

Prepare a decoction of the leaves of Sage. Strain. Gargle with this liquid daily before going to bed.

Sage for Depression

Prepare tea with a few leaves of Sage. Have two cups two times a day.

Sage as a Memory Enhancer

Chew 2-3 leaves of sage.
Or: Have a cup of tea made from the leaves of sage once a day.

Sage for Aphonia

Have decoction of the leaves of Sage. Gargle with it.

Sage for Amnesia

Boil one teaspoon of Sage in a glass of water. Strain. Drink it lukewarm.

Sage for Hoarseness

Take a teaspoon of dried Sage. Boil in a cup of water. Strain. Gargle with this water thrice a day.

Sage for Night Sweat

Boil a cup of water in a pan with fresh Sage leaves. Soak them for 5 minutes. Strain it off. Add a tablespoon of Honey ( Shehad ) in this decoction. Drink this warm decoction twice a day to reduce the excessive sweating in the night.

Sage for Menopause

Put a tablespoon dried leaves of Sage in a pan. Pour a cup of hot water over the leaves. Let it steep for 5 minutes. Strain it off. Add 1 tablespoon of Honey ( Shehad ) to taste. Drink this warm decoction twice daily to reduce the symptoms of Menopause.

Sage for High Creatinine

Sage stimulates blood circulation in the Kidneys, which increases the output of the Kidneys.
Take a hand full fresh leaves of Sage. Boil it for 10 minutes. Strain and drink this tea 2 times in a day.

Sage for Chlamydia

Steep 1 teaspoon of mashed Sage leaves in one cup of hot water for 15 minutes. Drink it twice daily for one week.

Sage for Hyperlactation

Prepare a decoction, made of crushed Sage leaves and one cup of hot water. Drink it thrice daily for 3-4 days.
Infuse crushed Sage leaves in one cup of hot water for 30 minutes. Drink it thrice daily for 3-4 days.

Sage for Leigh's Disease

Chew 4-5 fresh Sage leaves daily.

Sage for Diabetes

Boil few fresh Sage leaves in 150 ml of water. Drink this decoction daily on an empty stomach to treat Diabetes.

Sage for Dead Foetus

Sage Leaves and Branches help to expel the Dead Foetus.
Prepare a decoction, made of Sage leaves and branches and one cup of water. Strain and drink 30 ml of this decoction three times a day.
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Herbal Treatment For Aphthous Ulcers 3

Add 20 drops of Horsetail or Echinacea tincture in 1/4th cup of water. Add Sage, Lavender or Chamomile. Prepare tea. Rinse the mouth after every 2 hours.

Herbal Treatment For Aphthous Ulcers 4

Prepare an infusion of Stinging Nettle, Sage and Chicory in 3:1:3. Boil the infusion. Strain. Drink one cup three times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Athlete's Foot 1

Prepare a paste of raw Tomatoes, Basil leaves, Celery, Carrot, Dill, Fennel, Sage and Thyme. Apply this paste on the affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Cough 33

Take One cup of Honey, some cloves of Garlic, One tablespoon dried Lemon peel, One tablespoon Lemon Juice and One Sage leaf and blend. Keep away for a week. Squeeze the liquid. Strain and bottle. Take One tablespoon twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For ADHD 1

Take a teaspoon of Chamomile, Rosemary, Sage and Lavender oil. Mix these oils with 40 ml Olive oil. Apply this oil locally on child's feet and spine before going to bed.

Herbal Treatment For Body Odour 4

Add Tomato Juice in the leaf paste of Sage. Apply it on the armpits and leave for 15 minutes. Take a bath after it.

Herbal Treatment For Grey Hair 3

Prepare a tea using leaves of Rosemary and Sage. Use it as a conditioner.

Herbal Treatment For Depression 2

Take 1 tsp dried Basil leaves and 2 tsp dried Sage leaves. Make a tea with it. Drink twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Peritonsillar Abscess 1

Take leaves of Sage and Apple Cider Vinegar in equal quantity. Prepare an infusion. Gargle.

Herbal Treatment For Respiratory Diseases 4

Take some boiling water in a bowl.
Put 8-10 drops of essential oils of Sage and Thyme ( Ajavayan ) in it.
Cover your head and face with a towel and inhale the aroma.

Herbal Treatment For Frizzy Hair 7

Heat 2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar just short of boiling.
Add 1/4 tablespoon each of Rosemary and Sage.
Steep overnight and then strain.
store in a bottle.
Mix 1/4 cup of this preparation with 2 cups of warm water and use as a hair rinse for soft and shiny hair.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 8

Boil dried leaves of Sage in One cup of water and strain.
Add 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar.
Gargle with this warm mixture to get relief.

Herbal Treatment For Grey Hair 9

Take 3-4 tablespoons of dried Sage in a pot and pour 2 cups of boiling water over it.
Add One tablespoon of Borax and let it cool.
Now add 5-6 drops of Sage essential oil.
Apply the preparation lightly to the hair with a brush .
Rinse after 2 to 3 hours with normal water. Repeat it 2 to 3 times a month.

Herbal Treatment For Aphonia 1

Take handful of Chamomile flower and leaves of Sage. Prepare decoction. Gargle with this decoction 2-3 times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Anxiety 2

Take the following herbs on equal quantity :
Sage Dried and Powdered
Basil ( Tulsi in India ) Leaves Dried and Powdered
Rosemary ( Rusmary in India ) Dried and Powdered
Thyme ( Ajavayan in India ) Powdered
Ginger ( Adrak in India ) Dried and Powdered
Mix all ingredients. Have half teaspoon with milk at night daily.

Herbal Treatment For Cold 18

Take the following herbs :
Sage Dried and Powdered 20 gram
Ginger ( Adrak in India ) Dried and Powdered 10 gram
Rosemary ( Rosemary in India ) Dried and Powdered 10 gram
Cayenne ( Lal Mirch in India ) Dried and Powdered 10 gram
Basil ( Tulsi in India ) Dried Leaves Powdered 20 gram
Put all ingredients in a bottle. Have half teaspoon with lukewarm water twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Age Spots 9

Take the following herbs :
Rosewood : Oil : 10 gram
Myrrh : Gandh Ras : Oil : 10 gram
Chamomile : Babunah : Oil : 10 gram
Orange : Santra : Oil : 10 gram
Mandarin Orange : Kinoo : Oil : 10 gram
Patchouli : Oil : 10 gram
Sage : Oil : 10 gram
Put all ingredients in a vessel. Heat for 5 minutes. Store in a glass bottle. Massage over affected area with this preparation for 10 minutes.

Herbal Treatment For Schizophrenia 1

Take dried Basil ( Tulsi ) Leaves and Sage Leaves. Put quarter teaspoon of Basil ( Tulsi ) Leaves and one teaspoon of Sage Leaves in cup of water. Boil on low flame for 10 minutes. Stain. Add Honey ( Shehad ). Drink it lukewarm 3 to 4 times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Menopause 6

Put a half tablespoon of Sage and Raspberry leaves in a pan. Pour 150 to 200 ml of hot boiling water over the leaves. Let it steep for 10 minutes. Drink this warm tea once a day in 2 to 3 hours. It helps to maintain the balance of female hormones to keep secure from menopause.

Herbal Treatment For Hot Flashes 1

Take these following herbs :
Sage leaves : 1 to 2 tablespoons
Alfalfa ( Vilaiti Guwathi ) : 1 tablespoon
Rosemary ( Rusmary ) : 1 tablespoon
Motherwort : 1 tablespoon

Blend them together and prepare an infusion. Add a tablespoon of this infusion in half a cup of water. Let it cool for 5 minutes. Strain and drink as tea once a day.
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