the Ancients, Sage was sacred ... salvia means
desire of sage is to render man immortal," instructs a late medieval
treatise. Indeed, the sage plant has been praised highly throughout history
and on many continents for its power of longevity.
can a man grow old who has sage in his garden?" is the substance
of an ancient proverb much quoted in China, Persia and parts of Europe.
In the 17th century it was so valued by the Chinese that Dutch merchants
found the Chinese would trade three chests of Chinese tea for one of sage
salvia, from the Latin salvere — meaning to be in good health, to cure,
to save — reflects its benevolent reputation. To the Romans it was
a sacred herb, gathered with ceremony. The appointed person would make
sacrifices of bread and wine, wear a white tunic and approach well washed
and with bare feet. Roman instructions advised against using iron tools,
a sensible edict as iron salts are incompatible with sage. The Ancients
called sage sacred; salvia also means the savior.
|| A long
time ago the American Indian peoples learned that nature has its own
language, and they discovered sage as a purifying herb. Grandmother
Sage, or sagebrush, is known as the "Spirit Caller" and
embodies the spirit in you, and those you invite to your home. Sister
Sage or broadleaf sage is used in the cleansing and purification of
your immediate environment and your aura. These sages are to be used
only externally, for burning, smudging, aromatically or as ritual
is a powerful healing plant and a strong culinary herb, often best used
on its own. As one chef wrote, "In the grand opera of cooking, sage
represents an easily offended and capricious prima donna. It likes
to have the stage almost to itself." It is valuable as an aid to digesting
fatty foods, both savory and sweet.
Sage is also
a beautiful aromatic shrub, popular with bees yet often undervalued as
a flowering garden plant.
be used in many beneficial ways:
- Attractive wreaths and nosegays can be fashioned using sage leaves.
- Scatter in salads, infuse ground sage flowers to make a light soothing
herb tea. Dip and fry whole leaves in batter or young leaves in cream,
and eat with sugar and orange. You can make sage vinegar and butter.
- Put dried leaves among linen to discourage insects. Burning sage in
an Abalone shell or used as a smudge stick will purify your environment.
- Use in facial steams, astringent cleansing lotions, and as a rinse
to condition and darken grey hair. Rub on your teeth to whiten, and
as a mouthwash.
- Aids digestion. Sage is an antiseptic, antifungal, and contains estrogen.
Helps combat diarrhea. Reduces sweating, sooths coughs and colds.
ancient times, sage has dried breast milk, stopped menopausal sweating,
and eased the minds, wombs and bellies of women everywhere. There is no
other herb so effective at drying up the flowing springs of perspiration
that gush with some womens hot flashes.
sage (Salvia Officinalis) during menopausal years to
night sweats, cold sweats and hot flash sweats
The effect is generally noticeable within two hours and can continue
for a day or more from a single dose.
Sages estrogenic effects have long been noted; our oldest foremothers
used it to increase fertility. Sage contains flavoniods and phytosterols.
irritated nerves, banish depression
Mineral-consolidating sage is rich in mellow calcium, calming magnesium,
peppy potassium, sexy zinc, and anti-stress thiamine.
dizziness, trembling and emotional swings
Sweating doesnt remove toxins from the body, but it does remove
minerals. When you sweat profusely, the mineral loss can cause dizziness,
trembling, emotional swings and even joint pain. Sage not only stops
sweating and the resulting mineral loss, its rich mineral reserves help
you make up for previous depletion.
Sage contains headache~easing saponins which keep the blood flowing
freely; carotines which nourish the liver and essential fatty acids
which keep the blood vessels flexiable.
menstrual cramps and flooding
Sages antispasmodic oils and sweet-stopping tannins exert their
influence all the way to the uterus, giving you prompt relief from pain
and excess bleeding.
spoonfuls of dried leaf infusion, 18 times a day
1540 drops of fresh leaf tincture, 13 times a week
Sage can be toxic when taken internally in large doses for long periods
of time. The essential oils in sage can accumulate in the liver and kidneys.
Internally, DO NOT USE sagebrush / desert sage, (Artemisia tridentata).
DO NOT USE if you have a dry mouth or dry vaginal tissues.
who is wise is a sage ...
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