Common name: Garden sage, Spanish sage, Creek sage
Description: Evergreen shrub growing to 3 feet. Oval, velvety leaves, small flowers. Worldwide.
Part used: Leaves.
Common use: Sage is popularly used as an internal antiperspirant, and can reduce or even eliminate body odor. Often used in the treatment of flesh wounds. It is also a food preservative – and highly effective in relieving sore throat pain. Diabetics often include sage in their diets to help regulate sugar levels in the blood.
Comments: Crushed leaves rubbed over cuts. Internally, take as a tea or seasoning.
By Daniel Ray