Sage

Sage

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Sage Salvia officinalis~ is a herb which was used often in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome right through the middle ages to this present time.

Properties of Sage: ~Tonifies both  Yin and Yang~ Neutral to slightly warm~

Sage strengthens the lungs,it is therefore very good for Coughs, Colds, and Flu.especially if the symptoms include a Sore throat. In Fact Sage is one of the best remedies for Throat Infections,used as a gargle or tea, or in the form on an essential oil massages over the throat.

In the last century Sage was used frequently to help those who suffered from Tuberculosis, Especially if their symptoms included night sweats. It is thought it may strengthen the immune system.

Today Sage is recommended for excessive sweating. It also has astringent properties helpful when there is Chronic Diarrhoea.

Sage stimulates the adrenal glands if taken as a tea or in the form of essential oil rubbed over lower back. This is also helpful in strengthening weak of flaccid limbs.

The presence of Oestrogen-like substances also means that sage has beneficial effects on the female reproductive system, Increasing fertility. And is also helpful with sweating and hot-flushes during the menopause.

Also an infusion of sage, or the massage oil, perhaps with some Rosemary and nettle, can be rubbed into the scalp to help counteract hair loss.

  • Note: Because Sage tends to encourage menstruation, Sage should not be taken as a tea of used in the form of essential oil during Pregnancy of if periods are heavy, although it can be used as a flavouring in food, also during breast feeding it can discourage the flow of milk..

Preparing and Using Sage: To make Sage Tea, infuse a pinch of dried Sage or 1-2 leaves of fresh Sage, torn and bruised, in a cupful of just-boiled water. Flavour with a little Lemon and honey if you like.

The strong flavour of sage means you need to use it sparingly in the kitchen, Sage compliments Onions and also apples when used in savoury dishes.

I often use dried sage and boiled onions with fresh breadcrumbs to make a sage and onion stuffing, to add variety I also sometimes add chopped mushrooms to the mixture.

The Stuffing goes well with Pork Turkey, and other poultry dishes.

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Androgoth
    May 31, 2012 @ 22:54:18

    I am not a lover of sage and onion stuffing but
    I have certainly learned a few things about Sage
    that I did not know about before reading your
    posting so thank you for that Sue 🙂

    Keep reminding me when you have posted something
    on your recipes, herbs, paintings so that I don’t miss out
    on them, you have some really interesting themes on
    your Space Sue, which makes it all the better for anyone
    that calls by for a read, a browse or just a snack on one
    or all of your fine recipes ( more please 🙂 ) 🙂 😉

    Androgoth XXx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 31, 2012 @ 22:58:38

      Drop by anytime you feel peckish! Andro! and glad you enjoying my pages! .. have a great weekend 🙂

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      • Androgoth
        May 31, 2012 @ 23:06:47

        I always enjoy your postings Sue, the trouble is I just get so far behind everyone and miss out on all the very best along the way 😦 Eventually I will backtrack your postings and add my thoughts to them my great friend 🙂

        Drop By Anytime You Say? 🙂
        Well I will definitely do that with
        your fine baking, mmmmmm 🙂

        Androgoth XXx

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        • LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words
          Jun 17, 2012 @ 18:46:13

          ahhh My Friend Androgoth, I enjoy this side of you!
          Take Care…
          )0(
          maryrose

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          • Androgoth
            Jun 18, 2012 @ 00:12:39

            Thank you for mentioning my friend,
            and I hope that you have had a good
            weekend, hopefully that Sun made an
            appearance, as here it has been rather
            dull and raining as per usual 😦 lol

            Androgoth XXx

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            • LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words
              Jun 20, 2012 @ 15:38:40

              Summer Soltice rose with a very much needed rain…! the sun is peeking through it will off and on…
              You my friend have a Wonderful Summer Soltice
              and a Blessed New Moon!
              Take Care…
              )0(
              maryrose

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  2. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words
    Jun 17, 2012 @ 18:47:49

    my sage is so gorgeous right now…full bloom….
    I had forgotten about the stuffing with sage and onions, thank you…
    I have been a mood for stuffing..! ( i never eat it on Thanksgiving)
    wonderful post Sue…again

    )0(

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  3. Androgoth
    Jun 18, 2012 @ 00:13:44

    Have you enjoyed
    your weekend Sue? 🙂 😉
    I could just eat some of
    your crumble and custard
    about now 🙂 Mmmmm

    Androgoth XXx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jun 20, 2012 @ 13:19:26

      Hi Andro, my weekend was busy and full with family again.. And baked some apple and blackberrie pie this weekend.. .. 🙂

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      • Androgoth
        Jun 20, 2012 @ 20:37:17

        That sounds delicious, I bet it all went quickly knowing how yummy your baking looks 🙂 I could just sample of that pie right now with lashings of hot custard on it 🙂 Mmmmm

        Androgoth XXx

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  4. Grandmother Dolores
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 17:21:15

    I love your website – very inspiring! I am a Metis Grandmother, a story-teller and I do *Drumming for Healing*.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 01, 2012 @ 14:41:29

      Thank you Metis Grandmother, and I am so happy you enjoyed my Blog, And yes I find Drumming extremely healing as it opens up our hearts to its vibrational beat.. Many thanks for taking the time to comment. ~ Blessings ~Sue

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  5. loujenhaxmyor
    Oct 05, 2013 @ 08:15:37

    Fantastic blog site. Thanx for sharing your poems, illustrations and recipes for life with us. From another friend of Mother Earth. Have a wonderful day.

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  6. stevyritter
    Nov 19, 2013 @ 18:37:59

    Nice to come back here and learn many new things. Thanks Sue.

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  7. Eily Nash
    Sep 21, 2014 @ 20:15:47

    I really enjoyed learning more about one of my favourite herbs. We grow a lot of sage in our garden with a many other gorgeous herbs x

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  8. itsacrazycatladything
    Apr 25, 2017 @ 19:39:25

    I will certainly give sage a try, do you recommend any particular brand?

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Apr 26, 2017 @ 10:11:32

      No, just go to the garden centre’s and buy a couple of good strong looking Sage plants.. Mine has varigated leaves and looks pretty in leaf.. You can have them in the boarders of your garden. And they will look pretty, but be warned they will spread.. I have mine in a herb tub.. As with Mint.. its roots will spread everywhere if not contained.. And overtake your garden.. 🙂

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