Sage (Salvia officinalis) also called garden sage, common sage, or culinary sage, is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. It is a member of the mint family.
Sage’s natural habitat being the northern shores of the Mediterranean has been cultivated for culinary and medicinal purposes for many centuries in England, France and Germany, being sufficiently hardy to stand any ordinary winter outside. The traditional use of sage in medicine is well-documented and stretches back thousands of years. It was initially used for the treatment of snakebite, protecting against evil, and used by the ancient Egyptians to improve fertility in first century CE. Since then, herbalists have used sage for treating different conditions, such as swelling, sprains, rheumatism, ulcers and excessive menstrual bleeding. The health benefits of sage are attributed to flavonoids, such as apigenin, luteolin and diosmetin, which are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Sage has particularly potent antimicrobial, respiratory antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, astringent, mucolytic (mucous thinning), antispasmodic, and vulnerary (tissue healing) properties. It is closely related to rosemary, and they are often considered “sister herbs”. In fact, many of sage’s health benefits are derived from the rosmarinic acid, the organic compound found in rosemary that makes it powerful Rosmarinic acid is known as an Anti-carcinogenic, Anti-microbial and Anti-inflammatory.
When massaged into the skin from head to toe on a daily basis, sage-infused oil and salve aids in strengthening the body’s immune system, supporting its defenses against outside invasion of the three main sources of disease: bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The oil conditions the skin as well keeping it soft, elastic, and healthy.
A topical salve made from sage leaves or a tincture of the plant has been shown to be effective against certain skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and acne. These unsightly blemishes can be quickly soothed, and their appearance can be reduced gradually if you regularly apply sage extracts and salves to the inflamed or affected areas.
It has shown some promise in clinical trials as an herbal remedy for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Ingredients: Garden Sage infused olive oil, Beeswax, Vitamin E
Application Instructions: For maximum benefit, massage this salve into slightly damp, warm skin — fresh from the shower or bath. Apply daily for at least a month prior to cold and flu season, and continue to use it throughout the winter.
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