Salvia officinalis Seeds (Common Sage Seeds)

Salvia officinalis Seeds (Common Sage Seeds)


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Tea made from sage have a calming effect and are touted as an effective way to improve digestion.


Salvia officinalis is also called common sage or garden sage. It is an evergreen shrub growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.6 m (2ft in). It has excellent ornamental qualities. Its wrinkled leaves are aromatic. They are used fresh or dried in cooking as a seasoning. Sage has a long history of effective medicinal use and is an important domestic herbal remedy for disorders of the digestive system. It's a fairly drought tolerant plant that grow better when moderately watered. It prefers well-drained soils, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade.
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Common name Common Sage
Family Lamiaceae
Genus Salvia
Species Salvia officinalis
Cultivar No
Therapeutic uses Effective gargle for the mouth in order to heal sore throats. The leaves applied to an aching tooth can relieve the pain. The whole herb is antihydrotic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cholagogue, galactofuge, stimulant, tonic and vasodilator. Can be used internally in the treatment of excessive lactation, night sweats, excessive salivation (as in Parkinson's disease), profuse perspiration (as in TB), anxiety, depression, female sterility and menopausal problems. Externally, it is used to treat insect bites, skin, throat, mouth and gum infections and vaginal discharge.
Germination Sow indoors in March or in April to May outside.

Sow seed on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays. Press the seeds lightly into the compost but do not cover, as they need light to germinate. They will germinate in 10 to 14 days.
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