Best known as a culinary herb, Sage has been used for centuries in treating a variety of ailments. Popular for its antioxident, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, Sage has been found to increase circulation, relieve digestive problems, and improve the memory.
Sage contains vitamins A, C and B-complex, plus high amounts of calcium and potassium. The name Sage is derived from the latin word 'salvare', meaning 'to heal'. Having been used in cooking for so long, Sage is now a popular body tonic.
Sage invokes a calming effect on the central nervous system, helping reduce anxiety, mild depression, and soothe muscle spasms.
Other known uses for sage have been to reduce fevers, fight common colds, regulate menstruation, alleviate nausea and reduce perspiration making it a valuable source for the treatment of night sweats.