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Sage / Salvia officinalis


Family:

Labiatae / Lamiaceae

Genus:

Salvia

Species:

officinalis

Folk / Common Names:

Garden Sage, Red sage, Sawge

Actions:

Antiseptic, anti-hidrotic, galactafuge, anti catarrhal, anti microbial, astringent, aromatic, antiemetic, antispasmodic, antisudorific, carminative, cordial, diuretic, digestive, disinfectant, emmenagogue,febrifuge, haemostatic, nervine, resolvent, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, vulnerary.

Part(s) Used:

Leaf

Constituents:

Volatile oil; thujone, cineole, linalol, borneol, camphene, salvene, pinene, albumen, tannins, gum, resin, starch, saponins, bitter principle, mucilage, phosphoric acid, nitrates, pentosan, diterpene bitters, picrosalvin, carnosolic acid, flavonoids;salvigenin, genkwannin, 6-methoxygenkwannin, salviatannin, hispidulin, luteolin, Phenoli acids; rosmarinic, caffeic, labiatic, triterpenoids, estrogenic substances.

Uses:

Used as a mouth wash, as a gargle for sore throats, laryngitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis. It can be used for dyspepsia, to reduce milk production and to reduce sweating. It can help reduce inflammation in gingivitis . Also it will help with cleaning wounds and cuts and reducing the risk of infection.

Majikal Uses:

Used to ensure long life, carried to promote wisdom, hence being a sage or wise person. Used as protection against the evil eye. For protection, wisdom, longevity, Wishes.

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