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Sage

(Salvia officinalis)

Parts Used: Leaves and when necessary the whole herb

Active Constituents:

Volatile oil (about 50% thujone), diterpene, bitters, flavonoids, phenolic acids, salvin and tannins.

Main Actions:

  • Astringent
  • Antiseptic
  • Aromatic
  • Carminative
  • Oestrogenic
  • Reduces Sweating
  • Tonic

Major Safety Issues:

  • Should not be taken internally during pregnancy.
  • Strong sage preparations should be avoided in cases of gastric disorders.