Commonly known and referred to as a culinary herb, Sage is much more than that. Sage is excellent as a general tonic as either Sage Tea or Sage Wine.
The tea can be used as a mouthwash or for mild cases of constipation or even as an additive to herbal tobacco.
The seed strikes well and reasonably fast and once established, as a perennial, it requires regular pruning which happens automatically as you harvest the leaves and stems.
It prefers sun but will grow under some shade.
Medium seeds - 140 per gm.
30 fresh seeds $3.95
Degree of difficulty in germination.....4/10 (1 is easy - 10 very difficult) Seasonal
Sage leafSalviae foliumSalbeibltter Published May 15, 1985; Revised March 13, 1990Name of Drug Salviae folium, sage leaf. Composition of Drug Sage leaf consists of the fresh or dried leaf of Salvia officinalis L. [Fam. Lamiaceae], and preparations thereof in effective dosage. The leaves contain at least 1.5 percent (v/w) thujone-rich essential oil, based on the dried herb. Principal components of the essential oil, in addition to thujone, are cineol and camphor. In addition, the leaves contain tannins, diterpene bitter principles, triterpenes, steroids, flavones, and flavonoid glycosides. Uses External:Inflammations of the mucous membranes of nose and throat. Internal:Dyspeptic symptoms, excessive perspiration. Contraindications The pure essential oil and alcoholic extracts should not be used internally during pregnancy. Side Effects After prolonged ingestion of alcohol extracts or of the pure essential oil, epileptiform convulsions can occur. Interactions with Other Drugs None known. Dosage Unless otherwise prescribed:Internal:Daily dosage:4 - 6 g of herb;0.1 - 0.3 g of essential oil;2.5 - 7.5 g of tincture (according to Erg. B. 6 );1.5 - 3 g fluidextract (according to Erg. B. 6 ). For gargles and rinses:2.5 g of herb or 2 - 3 drops of essential oil in 100 ml of water as infusion or 5 g of alcoholic extract in 1 glass water. External:Undiluted alcohol extract. Mode of Administration 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. Actions AntibacterialFungistaticVirustaticAstringentSecretion-promoingPerspiration-inhibiting