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Sage

Sage is a common herb used in cooking, but it’s oil has useful medicinal purposes. It’s used to help support the symptoms of mild depression, nervous exhaustion and post viral fatigue syndrome. Elderly people with anxiety can benefit from sage oil as it has a positive effect on mental confusion.

It can also be an effective remedy for treating wind, indigestion, loss of appetite and other stomach disorders. Equally, it’s an effective tonic for women, helping to relieve cramps and swollen, painful breasts caused by menstruation, and hot flushes caused by the menopause.

Sage has antiseptic properties and helps to heal wounds, inflamed, tender gums, mouth ulcers and irritated skin. As a gargle, sage can help ease the pain associated with sore throats, laryngitis and tonsillitis. It can also help relieve persistent coughs and night sweats.