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Is it true that sage has a calming effect?

Is it true that sage has a calming effect?

Soothing: Used in the mouth or on skin it can be locally soothing. As a tranquilizer it does not do much. You might like it as a flavoring herb in food. If you need help with anxiety, work with your therapist. ...Read more

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If you snort ground sage, the seasoning, will it affect the body?

Yes, nasally: Mainly it can effect the nasal passage as an irritant and cause a rhinitis and/or inflammatory reaction. Not recommended to "snort" anything. ...Read more

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What are the medical uses for herbal sage?

What are the medical uses for herbal sage?

Several: Orally, sage (salvia officinalis) extract can be used for loss of appetite, digestive complaints, hot flashes, dysmenorrhea, and also possibly memory enhancement in alzheimer's disease. Some research supports this last one: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/12605619? Dopt=abstract topically, sage can help various inflammations: herpes labialis, pharyngitis, stomatitis, gingivitis, etc. ...Read more

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Could you safely put powdered sage in a bath?

Could you safely put powdered sage in a bath?

Yes: Sage (Salvia Officinalis) is one of the oldest remedies for a myriad of conditions, particularly for relief of minor muscle discomforts. The literature cites these various conditions specifically. No harm is reported.
When planning use of any prep for a bath consider placing it in cheesecloth then adding it in your tub. This aids in after bath clean-up and protects your plumbing. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Why should I not combine sage tablets with tamoxifen?

Why should I not combine sage tablets with tamoxifen?

Unclear: There is very little hard data about sage extract. The online advertisers say that sage is a mild estrogen type extract that helps menopausal symptoms. I am not sure if that claim has been validated. Tamoxifen works by blocking the body's estrogen and "starving" the tumor. If sage actually does work, then it would get in the way of tamoxifen's intended effect. ...Read more

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Does smoking white sage have any good benefits and is it illegal?

Does smoking white sage have any good benefits and is it illegal?

Used for smudging: Not smoking. No benefits otherwise. It's not illegal to smudge, and probably not good for your lungs to smoke. It's been said that it's a native american tradition to smudge areas of your home that you want to clear the stagnant energy. Save your lungs for now. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if positive and negative effects of smoking sage.?

What do you suggest if positive and negative effects of smoking sage.?

Don't smoke sage??: The essence of drug abuse/dependency is continuing to use a drug, for whatever purpose, where the negative aspects outweigh whatever good they may be doing. Most people who find that this happens STOP using the substance. Those who can't are the ones I end up treating, or end up with health issues up to an including death, for their substance use disorders. This is true of sage as it is for heroin ...Read more

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How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions by the following plants: ginger, anise, chamomile and sage?

How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions by the following plants: ginger, anise, chamomile and sage?

What conditions?: It's hard to suggest anything without knowing what conditions you're trying to treat. Some conditions may respond to herbal medications, and some may not. Research studies may also not have been done that document results. If you rephrase your question more specifically, we can try again to be helpful. ...Read more

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How do I use rosemary essential oil and sage essential oil, for memory improvement?

How do I use rosemary essential oil and sage essential oil, for memory improvement?

Maybe not the oils: Using sage essential oil for this purpose may not have much evidence, but using sage extract (salvia officinalis) may have some benefit. Http://tinyurl. Com/q76w6s7 there are very possibly some cognitive effects with rosemary oil: http://tinyurl. Com/pggj5m9 you could place a drop or 2 on some cotton and inhale gently; also there are air diffusers for this purpose. ...Read more

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Am taking arimidex (anastrozole) and having terrible hot flushes. Is sage tablets safe to take with this?

Am taking arimidex (anastrozole) and having terrible hot flushes. Is sage tablets safe to take with this?

Speak with your Dr: Hot flashes are common with taking this medication. I am not familiar with sage a nd it's indications or side effects. I recommend you contact your oncologist and let him/her know about the symptoms your experiencing. You can be switched to another medication, which my have less side effects. Effexor (venlafaxine) is a medication we use to help with hot flashes. I am sure your oncologist can help. ...Read more

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Before I read the ingredients and did my research I applied some oils with the very 1st ingredient being Clary sage I'm 12 weeks preg. Will it hurt me?

Before I read the ingredients and did my research I applied some oils with the very 1st ingredient being Clary sage I'm 12 weeks preg. Will it hurt me?

Probably no harm: Clary sage is typically used to induce labor. Whether it will cause harm early in pregnancy will depend on the amount and route by which it was administered. I would be surprised if a single application to the skin as an oil had an adverse effect. ...Read more

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I took a single dose of postinor 2 on the 11th day of 21 days cycle due to condom failure. How sage am i?

I took a single dose of postinor 2 on the 11th day of 21 days cycle due to condom failure. How sage am i?

Timing: The effectiveness of emergency contraception is mostly correlated to the amount of time that passes between having the unprotected intercourse and taking the pill. The faster you take the pill, the more likely you are to prevent ovulation. Thus has much higher efficacy taken immediately after versus 2 days later. Taken within 72 hours has between 42-88%, depending on when you took it. ...Read more

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I have been took off of HRT for health reasons, is it still ok to take Black Cohosh, Flaxseed & sage (for flushes)?

I have been took off of HRT for health reasons, is it still ok to take Black Cohosh, Flaxseed & sage (for flushes)?

No problem: Would like to know why you were taken off HRT. Your levels of estrogen (E1, E2, E3), Progesterone & testosterone should be measured by saliva. If low they can be replaced by Bio Identical a Hormone Therapy. Not synthetic (Premarin, etc). No problem taking black cohosh, flax. Many times it is not necessary to replace hormones. Have thyroid and 4 point cortisol (saliva) checked.
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Has anyone used sage solutions chinese weight loss pills?

Has anyone used sage solutions chinese weight loss pills?

Do not waste your $: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". If you want to achieve weight loss, reduce your carbs to a bare minimum, drink only water, eat lots of low starch veggies and lean meats and increase your activity levels. ...Read more

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I an taking Holy basil, Passion flower, Sage and ashwagandha. Will any of these show a positive reading on a drug test?

I an taking Holy basil, Passion flower, Sage and ashwagandha. Will any of these show a positive reading on a drug test?

No: I hope you're not spending too much money on this stuff. I'm glad you're interested in "natural healing", but think about getting with an evidence-based holist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat a lot of spices with foods cooked too like marjoram, thyme, rosemary, savory, sage, oregano, basil, etc etc? Healthy or not?

Is it ok to eat a lot of spices with foods cooked too like marjoram, thyme, rosemary, savory, sage, oregano, basil, etc etc? Healthy or not?

Spices & herbs=good: As long as you like the taste, herbs & spices can make your foods taste better w/some suggestions of better health if consumed regularly. This is particularly true of spices like curcumin (http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/curcumin/an01741). ...Read more

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