Sage Leaf - SALVIA OFFICINALIS
(Cut & Sifted) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ
Description: Sage is a hardy perennial evergreen shrub, belonging to the Labiateae (Lamiaceae) family. It has a deep taproot and an erect root stalk that produces a square and slightly downy branching stem, strong and pliable gray-green leaves that are veined with a velvet-like texture, and medium-sized pale violet flowers. The aromatic Dalmatian Sage is considered to be the superior of the Sage varieties.
Origin: United States
Other Names: Cooking Sage, Garden Sage, Purple Top Sage, Red Sage, Sawge, Shu Wei Tsao
Part Used: Leaf
Culinary Uses: Dalmatian Sage enhances pork, lamb, meats, sausages, beans, and in poultry and game stuffings. Chopped leaves flavor salads, pickles, and cheese. To make a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 teaspoon of Dalmatian Sage Leaf, cover and steep 10 minutes.
Medicinal Uses: Sage is used to relieve excess mucous buildup. It is beneficial to the mind by easing mental exhaustion and by strengthening the concentrating abilities. In a lotion or salve, it is useful for treating sores and skin eruptions, and for stopping bleeding in all cuts. Sage tea soothes mouth sores and sore throats. It is good for all stomach troubles, diarrhea, gas, flu and colds. As a hair rinse, it removes dandruff. Sage combined with peppermint, rosemary, and wood betony provides an excellent headache remedy. It is used to regulate the menstrual cycle, to decrease milk flow in lactating women, aids in treating hot flashes, and is used as a deodorant.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions: Sage should not to be used during pregnancy. Not recommended for long term use.
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