Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article. "A leaf of Sage a day will keep the Alzheimer's away" could be the modern motto for our beloved common Sage, or Salvia officinalis. Common Sage and Red Sage, aka Dan Shen or S. miltiorrhiza, both improve thought patterns and have long been associated with the kind of calm, Sage wisdom we've sought in our Elders.
Our relationship with herbs has opened the door for human relationships with friends and teachers. Most importantly, it has inspired our own dedication to heal our community.
The rosmarinic acid in sage serves as an antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent.
Sage is a trusted herb for reducing hot flashes. Western herbalists add sage to menopausal formulas as part of a complete hormone balancing package.
Jessica Baker, licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and author of Plant Songs talks about about connecting with plants as medicine for change.
From wildcrafting oyster mushrooms to birch branches to lemon balm leaves, the earth has renewable medicine waiting just outside your door.