|Common name||Common Sage|
|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.
|Scarification / Stratification||No|
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