The sage plant can be used as a herbal remedy to treat many ailments and health conditions. There are different varieties of sage available. They include Greek sage (Salvia fruticosa),
Purple sage (Salvia officinalis), and Green sage (Salvia officinalis). Traditional herbalists tend to use the Purple sage most. However, they sometimes also use a combination of Green and Greek sage.

Very importantly, sage is known to help in longeivity. In fact, it is a herbal remedy that has been used for this purpose for several thousand years. It is also said to be able to help restore memory in elderly patients.

To prepare a herbal remedy, the leaves and roots of the sage plant can be used. Sage plant leaves are considered by some herbalists as drying and estrogenic, and this property makes
the leaves very useful in treating many different problems, including weaning. Fresh sage leaves are used by various herbalists to help stimulate the digestive system. If you want to consider growing this herbal remedy on your own, summertime is the best time to harvest sage leaves.

Sage plant root is used to prepare many different herbal medicines. For healing, the Chinese used the root to make into a tonic. This tonic is used for “moving" blood that is stagnant. The tonic is especially beneficial for women undergoing menstruation and during times of heart problems, including angina. The sage plant root is uses as a sedative.

Sage is very commonly used for skin conditions. It is used to treat insect bites, skin sores, and skin scrapes. Sage cream is often used in France to treat many different skin conditions. It is also used as an ingredient in many skin herbal preparations.

As a mouthwash herbal remedy, sage can be used to treat sore throats, gum disease, tonsillitis, and mouth ulcers. Ensure that the sage is diluted enough to help prevent aggravating the painful symptoms that you are experiencing with your condition.

You can also prepare a hair rinse with sage to help your dry hair, to treat dandruff, and to restore color to hair that is turning gray. Just infuse 20 grams of sage leaves into 1 cup of water and rinse your hair with it.

The sage herbal remedy can also be used to stimulate your liver and improving digestion. It can also help reduce lactation when you are weaning your your baby. A sage tincture can help treat the night sweats and many other menopausal symptoms.

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