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.
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.
Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article. With so many Sages to choose from, how do you know which to plant or use? Common Sage, Red Sage, White Sage, and Clary Sage share some qualities and needs every Herbal Gardener and Practitioner ought know.
Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article. Traditional Western Herbalism, TCM, and Ayurveda energetics for Cottonwood, Poplar, and Balm of Gilead are generally warming and drying. Cottonwood is used for pain relief and infection prevention.
Galangin has proven its worth as a stout defense as a broad spectrum antibiotic.