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Doctor insights on: Sage Incense

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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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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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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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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