|Other:||Garden sage, Red sage|
• oral complaints
- apthous ulcers
• digestive complaints
• upper respiratory tract infection (URTI)
• cold sores
• poor memory
• Alzheimer's disease
• Volatile Oils (E.g. Thujone)
• Phenolic Acids (E.g. Rosamarinic Acid)
• Triterpenoids (E.g.
• Tincture (1:5 in 40% EtOH): 2-4 ml tid
• Liquid extract (1:1 in 45% EtOH): 1-4 ml tid
• Infusion (dried herb): 1-2 tsp tid
Side effects: Excessive consumption may lead to restlessness, anxiety, headaches and convulsions (due to thujone).
Pregnancy: Avoid use. Abortifacient and uterine stumulating properties.
Lactation: Safety has not yet been established. Traditionally used to reduce lactation.
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