HERB OF THE MONTH ~ Sage (Salvia Officinalis)


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


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