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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I learned sage, sweetgrass, cedar, etc. Has healing properties, but there are more plants, too. What do you think?
Herbology: There are may herbs and plants with medicinal qualities. This falls under the realm of herbology. ...Read more
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
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
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