The Sharp flavored sage herb or garden sage is one of the popular herbs known since ancient Roman times. This legendary herb which holds numerous virtues has long been recognized as the guardian of herbs. It is being in usage in various traditional European and Chinese medicines for its health promoting and disease preventing properties.Sage has one of the longest histories of use of any culinary or medicinal herb. Ancient Egyptians used it as a fertility drug. In the first century C.E. Greek physician Dioscorides reported that the aqueous decoction of sage stopped bleeding of wounds and cleaned ulcers and sores.
He also recommended sage juice in warm water for hoarseness and coughs. It was used by herbalists externally to treat sprains, swelling, ulcers, and bleeding. Internally, a tea made from sage leaves has had a long history of use to treat sore throats and coughs; often by gargling. It was also used by herbalists for rheumatism, excessive menstrual bleeding, and to dry up a mother’s milk when nursing was stopped.
Historically, it was used by herbalists to treat Below Diseases
Sore throat and cough
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