Originating from the Mediterranean, Sage - Salvia officinalis - is one of the oldest medicinal as well as culinary plants. It can now be found growing in North America and some of the sunnier spots of British gardens. Its traditional medical uses are as diverse as antiseotic mouthwash, a gargle for sore throats, indigestion, excessive sweating, rheumatism, excessive menstrual bleeding, and to cease milk production in nursing mothers. Externally, it has been applied to sprains, ulcers, swelling and bleeding.
Sage has many applications, but it is most commonly used for excessive perspiration and mental function. Excessive perspiration can occur because of thyroid disorders (thyrotoxicosis), infection or during the menopause. Sage offers relief from perspiration caused by the menopause and thyroid disorders. Fevers, caused by infection, are part of the healing process and should be left to develop within reason.
The endocrine system controls hormonal activity within the body and is made up of three systems which need to be balanced to avoid unwanted changes occurring. The three systems are the stress mechanism (controlled by the adrenal glands), the hormone production centre (the pituitary gland in the brain) and the thermostat and hormone release trigger (the hypothalamus at the base of the brain). Imbalance within this system during the menopause can cause hot sweats experienced by many women at this time. Sage has a rebalancing effect on the hypothalamus by triggering hormone release from pituitary and ovaries which relieves the hot sweats.
Main uses of Sage:
- Menopausal flushes
- Excessive perspiration
- Mental sharpness
Properties The volatile oil of sage is responsible for its distinctive aroma and its medicinal effects. Many constituents of the oil, including alpha-thujone, beta-thujone, camphor and cineole plus tannins, rosmarinic acid and flavonoids variously provide Sage's antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. The benefits of Sage for excessive perspiration are confirmed by clinical trials, though the particular constituents responsible have not yet been identified.
Contra-indications / Precautions
Not for use during pregnancy.
Why Choose Natures Aid Sage?
Each Natures Aid Sage Leaf tablet contains 50mg of concentrated extract equivalent to 500mg of dried Sage leaf. We use a dried aqueous extract of Sage as alcoholic extracts should be used cautiously due to the increased presence of thujone, which can cause increased heart rate and confusion over long periods of time.
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
- One or two tablets per day.
- Manufactured in the UK in our state of the art purpose built facility to GMP (Good Manufacturing
- Practice) standards.
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