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Sage - Research:
One study showed that a sage-rhubarb cream may help relieve the pain and swelling that patients experience with cold sores.5  
 
The German Commission E approved the use of sage internally for upset stomach and excessive perspiration and externally for inflammation of the nose and throat.3  Sage is also thought to have strong antioxidant properties.1,2  Sage is used as a flavoring for food.1,2,3,4  Sage oil has also been employed as a fragrance in soaps and perfumes.1,3  
 
References:
1  DerMarderosian A, Beutler JA, eds. The Review of Natural Products: The Most Complete Source of Natural Product Information. 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Facts and Comparisons; 2002.
 
2  Wichtl, M. Brinckmann J. Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceuticals. 3rd ed. Stuttgart: Medpharm GmbH Scientific Publishers; 2004.
 
3  Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckmann J, eds. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs. Austin, TX: American Botanical Council; Newton, MA: Integrative Medicine Communications; 2000.
 
4  Katzer G. Sage Gernot Katzer’s Spice Pages.1999. Available at: http://www-ang.kfunigraz.ac.at/~katzer/engl/generic_frame.html?Maio_hor.html. Accessed April 4, 2005.
 
5  Saller R, Buechi S, Meyrat R, Schmidhauser C. Combined herbal preparation for topical treatment of Herpes labialis. Forschende Komplementarmedizin und Klassische Naturheilkunde. 2001;8:373-382.
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