Originating from the Mediterranean, Sage - Salvia officinalis - is one of the oldest medicinal and culinary plants. It can now be found growing in North America and some of the sunnier spots in British gardens. Its traditional medicinal uses are as diverse as antiseptic mouthwash, a gargle for throats, indigestion, excessive sweating, rheumatic issues, excessive menstrual bleeding, and to cease milk production in nursing mothers. Externally, it has been applied to sprains, ulcers, swelling and bleeding.
Sage has many applications, but it is most commonly used for excessive perspiration and mental function. Excessive perspiration can occur because of thyroid disorders (thyrotoxicosis), infection or during the menopause. Sage offers relief from perspiration caused by the menopause and thyroid disorders. Fevers caused by infection are part of the healing process and should be left to develop, within reason.
The endocrine system controls hormonal activity within the body and is made up of three systems which need to be balanced to avoid unwanted changes occurring. The three systems are the stress mechanism (controlled by the adrenal glands), the hormone production centre (the pituitary gland and the brain) and the thermostat and hormone-release trigger (the hypothalamus, at the base of the brain). Imbalance within this system during the menopause can cause the hot sweats experienced by many women at this time. Sage has a re-balancing effect on the hypothalamus by triggering hormone release from the pituitary gland and the ovaries, which relieves the hot sweats.
Take 1-2 tablets per day with food.
Natures Aid Sage Leaf Ingredients:
Sage (Salvis officinalis) Leaf Extract
Anticaking Agents (Vegetable Source Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide)
Natures Aid Sage Leaf 50mg (500mg equiv)