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SAGE (Common) - 鼠尾草
Salvia officinalis

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Profuse sweating, hot flashes, fever, fatigue, menopause, diabetes, nervousness, disorders of the urinary tract, intestinal and stomach disorders, angina, tonsillitis, weaning (ablactation), hypotension (low blood pressure), frigidity, stomatitis (inflammation of the oral mucosa), gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) ...

Description

Composition :
100 % Salvia officinalis folium - 220 mg

Part used :
Leaves

Sage (Salvia officinalis), is the largest genus of plants in the Mint family (Lamiaceae), with almost 1000 species found throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. The latin name derives from ‘salvere’, meaning ‘to heal’.

Sage typiclly grows to 80 cm (32in) tall. The stems are typically angled like with other members in Lamiaceae. The leaves are typically entire, but sometimes toothed. The flowers are produced in racemes, or panicles, and generally produce a showy display with flower colors ranging from blue to red, sometimes also white or yellow. The corollas are often claw shaped and two-lipped. The upper lip is usually entire or three-toothed, the lower lip typically has two lobes. The flower styles are two-cleft. The fruits are smooth ovoid or oblong nutlets.

The contents of Sage include tuyon, pinen, essential oils like cineol, camphor, borneol, salven, aspargin, saviol, glutmin, saponin, rosmarinic acid, ursolic acid, which in concert have beneficial effects on the health disorders mentioned above. They balance the nervous system and the endocrine glands (pituitary gland, pancreas, ovaries, testes, thyroid gland, adrenal glands and stomach). Sage has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and adstringent properties. It reduces profuse sweating. Sage may also help alleviate problems with menstruation, impotence and frigidity.

History: Some species of Sage have a particular history, e.g. Salvia apiana is the White Sage sacred to a number of Native American Peoples, and used by some tribes in their ceremonies; Salvia divinorum, or Diviner's Sage, is sometimes cultivated for psychedelic drug effects (the legality of its use is under review in some US states); Salvia sclarea, Clary or Clary Sage, is grown for use in perfume oils.

Note: Sage should not be taken for extended periods of time.

Counter Indications: Lactating women should not use Sage, as it has a weaning effect (on the other hand, if the weaning effect is desired, take Sage for 2-3 weeks to halt milk production). Persons suffering from epilepsy should not use Sage, as the ingredient thuyon may cause a seizure.

Dosage

Take 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.

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