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Sage advice for your health: the medicinal benefits of sage—from sore throat gargle to hot flash remedy—make it a must-have not just for your kitchen cabinet but also your medicine chest | Better Nutrition | Find Articles

December 26, 2011

In Latin, salvia means “to heal,” and in fact 10th century Arab physicians believed that sage’s use would contribute to immortality. Sage has been touted as a treatment for many ills, including snakebites, eye problems, infertility, excessive menstrual bleeding, arthritis pain, infections, epilepsy, intoxication, memory loss and intestinal problems. Since ancient times, wild sage also has been considered a sacred plant by Native Americans and used both medicinally and ceremonially to purify, cure and cleanse.

via Sage advice for your health: the medicinal benefits of sage—from sore throat gargle to hot flash remedy—make it a must-have not just for your kitchen cabinet but also your medicine chest | Better Nutrition | Find Articles.

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