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Updated 18 February 2013

Sage

Sage encourages menstrual flow therefore it is a great remedy for irregular periods. A winner with women worldwide, the herb also reduces period cramps and hot flushes.

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  • Soothes sore throats and gums
  • Helps menopausal hot flushes and hormonal changes
  • Used for asthma treatment
  • Astringent
  • Antiseptic
  • Aromatic
  • Oestrogenic
  • Reduces sweating
  • Tonic


Mouth ulcers and sore gums:

Astringent herbs like sage is especially helpful as they tighten up weak gums and loose teeth and treat mouth ulcers. Sage disinfects the mouth. Use a sage infusion as a mouthwash, or rub the sore gums with the leaves or powder form of the herb. 

Diarrhoea:

Make a herbal tea by simmering one heaped teaspoon of sage in one and a half cups of water for about twenty minutes. Drink up to three cups of this tea a day, but not for more than three days.

Interesting facts:

Sage encourages menstrual flow therefore it is a great remedy for irregular periods. A winner with women worldwide, the herb also reduces period cramps and hot flushes.

Caution:

Should not be taken by pregnant women or epileptics.

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(Zaakirah Rossier, Health24, updated October 2010)

 
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