Soothes sore throats and gums
Helps menopausal hot flushes and hormonal changes
Used for asthma treatment
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.
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.
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.
Should not be taken by pregnant women or epileptics.
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(Zaakirah Rossier, Health24, updated October 2010)