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Sage, Elecampane, Seneca-Snakeroot

Other Names: Sage, Common Sage, Garden Sage, Red Sage, Saurge, Dan Shen, Slavia Officinalis
Traditional Usages: Food, Cooking, Stops Bleeding Wounds, Cleanses Foul Ulcers, Sore Throat, Laryngitis, Pharyngitis, Reduce Blood Sugar, Tonsillitis, Inflammation or Ulceration of the Mouth, Gums and Throat, Respiratory Allergy, Excessive Sweating, Night Sweats, Flatulence, Loss of Appetite, Weak Stomach, Chronic Gastro-Intestinal Catarrh, Headache, Anxiety and Nervousness in the Aged, Depression, Vertigo, Menopausal Hot Flushes, Helps Poor Memory, Mental Confusion,  Rheumatic Humours, Joint Pains, Falling Sickness - Epilepsy, Palsy - Paralysis and Involuntary Tremors, Procures Menstruation, Gargle for Sore Throats and Mouth Ulcers, Used to darken Grey Hairs, Antiseptic, Typhoid Fever, Bilious and Liver Problems, Cleaning and maintaining healthy Gums and Teeth, Insect Stings and Bites, Hair rinse for Dandruff Control, Asthma
Resources: Mediterranean Countries, Europe, Britain, Mexico, US, Middle East,  Russia
Parts Used: Dried Leaves, Whole Herb
Administration Method:  Cut herb for infusions, alcoholic extracts and distillates for gargles, rinses and other topical applications, as well as for internal use.  Also pressed juice of fresh plants.  
Herb Action: Antibacterial, Fungistatic, Virustatic, Astringent, Secretion-promoting, Perspiration-inhibiting
Herbal Research: Sage
Health Warning: The pure essential oil and alcoholic extracts should not be used internally during pregnancy.  


Sage, Elecampane, Seneca-Snakeroot - Herbal remedy for Croup: Take 2 teaspoons elecampane root: 2 teaspoons seneca snake root; 2 teaspoons sage; and 2 cups water. Combine these herbs in a pot and cover with the water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-minutes. Cool and strain. Take as needed.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies
   

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