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Sage

 

sage

Sage is easily recognized because of its fragrant smell and distinct taste that adds flavor to a number of dishes. Many may not realize that when you incorporate sage into your cooking, you are offering up some very real health benefits as well. Sage can be taken in different forms that include sage tea, essential oil, and extract. Traditionally, it is said that 1 cup of sage tea a day maintains health in old age.

 Properties: antiseptic, astringent, stimulant, carminative, antispasmodic, nervine, generally strengthening, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral

 Uses:

  • Remarkable help with excessive sweating, hot flushes and night sweats. Take a cup of cold sage tea before bed to stop night sweats.
  • Improves brain function, including memory. (Maybe that’s why a wise person is called a “Sage”?)
  • As a gargle and mouthwash soothing for sore throats, laryngitis, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers, and inflamed and tender gums.
  • Tea relieves stress, helps depression and nervous exhaustion, post-viral fatigue.
  • Helpful with digestive problems, relieves constipation, abdominal cramps, and nausea.
  • Extract helps with inflammation in the body, like rheumatoid arthritis, and other ailments.

 Most users experience greater energy, better sleep, increased cognitive functions, and overall better health.

It is recommended that sage extract should only be used for one week at a time. Stop using the extract for a few days, then it can be used for another week.

Nursing women should beware that sage has the reputation of stanching the flow of milk.

Please consult your physician for any questions and how sage may interact with medications you may be taking.

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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is one of the most common herbal remedies. It is grown and used around the world. It is an active ingredient in many herbal remedies, shampoos and soaps. This succulent can be grown anywhere, even as a houseplant in the window. Aloes are drought resistant, taking in water very easily and losing moisture very slowly.

 Parts Used: leave, gel, juice (the latex of the leave is a powerful laxative, which can cause diarrhea and intestinal cramps, use only under the guidance of a physician)

 Properties: drink juice for internal conditions, apply gel externally, soothing, cooling, antiseptic, antifungal, relieves inflammation, soothes muscle spasm, purifies the blood, cleanses the liver, apply fresh gel to burns, sunburn, ringworm, cuts, acne, eczema, wrinkles, areas of dry itchy skin, fresh gel  can give skin a healthy glow, use as a mouthwash for sore gums

Fresh leaves will keep and can be used again. They store well in the refrigerator or freezer.