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Benefits of Sage—It can be used in either its fresh or its dried form. The most common means of employing sage for curative purposes is in the creation of tinctures (when using fresh leaves) or infusions (when employing dried leaves) of various strengths.

A tincture of sage leaves has been employed as a remedy for "everything" - fevers, flu, coughs, colds, and even indigestion. Sage  can also be incorporated as a gargle to help remedy gingivitis (bleeding gums), combat halitosis, and cure sore throats. Because of its soothing, slightly-minty aromatic properties, sage can also be employed as a remedy for stuffy noses, and, if allowed to steep in honey along with grated ginger roots, cloves, and orange peel, it can even be partaken as syrup that helps to treat hoarseness of voice and tonsillitis.

Milder dilutions of sage tea can be drunk prior to bedtime or after a hard day’s work, as sage not only possesses significant sedative properties, but it also been found to enhance memory and improve mental recall - this likely being the origin of its name! Sage is also a noted anti-inflammatory and antihistaminic herb, making it useful for the treatment of minor to moderate aches and pains. Moderately strong decoctions of sage tea are also beneficial for the digestion and may be drunk after or during meals to achieve such effects.

Strong tincture of sage can be drunk as an emmenagogue and is actually a time-honoured draught to help regulate the rhythm of a woman’s menstrual cycle, as well as to help lessen the discomforts associated with it. Sage teas may even be employed cosmetically, typically as a hair-rinse to help promote growth, alleviate itching and dandruff, as well as darken hair and add body. When employed as a facial rinse, it helps to reduce acne breakouts and control the production of excess  sebum. Very strong tincture of sage leaves can be further employed as a disinfectant due to its antimicrobial and antifungal properties, and can be useful in treating and disinfecting both minor and major wounds and injuries.

Sage (Salvia) has been traditionally used as a long-standing herbal medicine for the symptomatic relief of mild dyspepsia, heartburn, and bloating; excessive sweating; oral or throat inflammation; and minor skin inflammation.

Tinctures are made with fresh herbs extracted in alcohol.  Diluting for children or pets is suggested.  Add to boiled water and let sit for 10 minutes and alcohol traces will dissipate. 


Sage Tincture

SKU: 100
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