A small evergreen shrub used as an herb where the leaves are used in medicine.
Sage is used for digestive problems, including loss of appetite, gas, stomach pain, diarrhea, bloating, and heartburn. It is also used for reducing overproduction of perspiration and saliva; and for depression, memory loss, and Alzheimer's disease. Women use sage for painful menstrual periods, to correct excessive milk flow during nursing, and to reduce hot flashes during menopause. Sage can also be applied directly to the skin for cold sores; gum disease (gingivitis); sore mouth, throat or tongue; and swollen, painful nasal passages.
Not for use in large doses or for prolonged use.
Leaves, small stems and flowers
Analgesic, antibacterial, anticancer, antifungal, antioxidant, aromatic, astringent, depurative, and nervine.
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