Actions: Astringent, carminative, antispasmodic, circulatory stimulant, sedative, clears heat, antiseptic, promotes bile, reduces perspiration, salivation and lactation, antibiotic, anti-fungal
Sage is traditionally valued as a memory-enhancer. It also has the ability to stabilize cells damaged by free radicals and reduce inflammation, which helps with arthritis and asthma. It may also help with hot flashes caused by menopause. Sage has been used by mothers wishing to dry up breast milk. Because of its drying character, it is useful for ailments where excess moisture is an issue. It works wonderfully as an anti-fungal, and it reduces excess oil in skin and hair. It is a calming and grounding herb, which helps break fevers and promote sleep.
Contraindications: Do not consume if you are still breastfeeding.