The ancient Greeks knew Sage as the immortality herb and believed it to cure many ills. It was included in many medieval prescriptions for health & longevity.
Sage is known for its ability to reduce excessive perspiration. Medical herbalists have prescribed it for many years for the treatment of conditions of excessive perspiration, particularly to treat hot flushes and night sweats associated with menopause.
Another traditional use for Sage is as a relaxant and restorative for the nervous system. Several old European texts note the use of Sage for memory enhancing properties. Nicholas Culpepper, possibly England’s most famous apothecary, recorded its ability to “heal the memory, warming and quickening the senses”.
These combined properties of Sage make it an ideal herb for menopause as it can tackle not only symptoms of excessive sweating, but also neurological symptoms such as poor concentration, ‘brain fog’ and decreased memory experienced by many women during this time.
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