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Red Sage, Salvia officinalis
Parts used: Leaves, flowers.
Constituents: Volatile oils, Tannins, Bitter principle, Triterpenoids, Flavonoids.
Actions: Anti-septic.
Carminative, Anti-spasmodic, Bitter tonic, Anti-Galactagogue, Anti-hidrotic, Relaxant, Nervous Tonic, Astringent.
Sore throats, tonsillitis, infections, uvulitis, glossitis, mouth ulcers.
Gastroenteritis, catarrh, indigestion, flatulent dyspepsia, diarrhoea, Asthma, bronchitis.
Indigestion, diarrhoea, anorexia, colic, flatulence, sialorrhoea.
Dries up breast milk, helps in difficult labour.
Menopausal night sweats, cessation of breast milk.
(Start in low dosages). Hot flushes; 6 leaves in lemon 12h, +water.
Nervousness, excitability, dizziness, trembling, may assist in the prevention of Alzheimer`s.
Dysmenorrhoea, regulates menses.
Herbal extract: 20-40mL per week.
Energetics: Bitter, pungent, astringent Warming. Dosha: VK-P+.
Meridians: spleen, liver, kidney, lungs.
Contraindications: Pregnancy and Lactation. Neurotoxic in large quantities.