The Herb of Immortality: 50+ Benefits of Sage

On a Journey with Sage

Yes, I am on a journey. Yes, I have fallen in love with Sage! 
 Yes, I've had an affinity to the smell of its burning leaves.  
And yes, I've been intrigued by the the smudging rituals of which it is used.    
But today, my affinity runs deep!  
There are countless healing properties of this Herb of Immortality and the list might surprise you.
White sage, (salvia apiana) is an evergreen shrub that grows across the United States, and is most prevalent in high altitude desert ecosystems. American Indian’s are well known to have used the healing properties of sage to drive out negative energy and evil spirits. They also use it in ceremonies for blessings and prosperity. For generations, white sage has been used for purifying, cleansing, and protection and many consider the plant to be sacred. According to tradition, all plants and animals have a spirit. The spirit of white sage is devoted to clearing, protection, and blessings. Tapping into the power of white sage will amplify any healing or clearing that you do on yourself or others. Read more: #whitesage #smudging #energy #trymesticks #smokableherbs #goodenergy #goodvibes
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Sage or Salvia Officinalis has a rich history dating back to prehistorical times. Though it is often associated with Native Americans, sage was sought after by Chinese, Greeks, Romans, and Arabs.

For centuries it has been commonly used for clearing energy, but today there is scientific research that smudging purifies the air of harmful bacteria.  Following a study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, according to Sayer Ji, founder of Green Med Info (Science of Natural Healing), "not only did the burning of medicinal herbs clear aerial bacterial populations by 94% within one hour, but a full day later, the closed room was still effectively decontaminated. Even more amazing, a full month later, seven other pathogenic bacteria in the open room were still non-detectable."

I am grateful that the Universe has an unlimited supply of everything we need on this journey called life. Regardless of our situation or circumstance, when we are ready, unlimited resources and opportunities await to transform our experience.

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi

When my teenage son was diagnosed with MS last, I was devastated. (Read here). Though we are still wrapping our hands around his diagnosis and treatment options, it didn't take me long to witness that his diagnosis was not a death sentence but a divine opportunity for all of us to let the Light in. I chose also to use my energy to begin creating a haven of inspiration and resources for people searching for alternative methods to enhance this journey towards a healthy lifestyle and a healthy response to life. The Center for Herbs & Healing was born! 

I believe that at our core we are whole and holy-isticly connected to a source of energy that has our best interest at heart and that this truth is sometimes lost in a world begging us to conform to being broken, disconnected, and afraid. We are the products of an environment that we created and though dis-eases are running ramped, I also believe that nature is a healer and a teacher. We are healers and powerful beyond our beliefs! What we get into, we can often get out of. The world that we can't see (our thoughts, beliefs, fears, etc) is much bigger than the world that we can see (manifestations that appear).
White sage is a smokable herb that can be used to improve mood, promote feelings of relaxation, and also boosts memory. It can also help clear the throat, lungs, and sinuses of congestion. Order--- @iamfreedomsdrum link in bio Sage is the rage! It's also one of the most healing herbs on the planet. Customers have reported that smoking Try Me Sticks has helped to relieve anxiety, is calming before bedtime, opens airways, enhances the "high" of other herbs, reduces the urge to smoke cigarettes, makes the room smell good, and one told me that smoking his tobacco cigar is like drinking whiskey but a Try Me Stick is like drinking a cool glass of water. It is the righteous stick that you don't have to feel guilty about! The world is a big place but we forget just how big it is. Sometimes we get stuck doing the same thing over and over again only to find that there are other possibilities waiting for us to try. #trymesticks Order--------> or @trymesticks @iamfreedomsdrum link in bio #sage #smokableherbs #love #alternativesmoking #tobaccofree #centerforherbsandhealing #supportsmallbusiness #healthyself #iamfreedomsdrum #smokableherbs #durham #cigars #blunts #hemp #natural #legaldrugs #followme #relax #love #goodenergy #goodvibes #smudge #womanentrepreneur #smokes
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Did you know that sage is also a smokable herb?

Don't get it twisted, but I am high all the time! I wake up high and I close my eyes to another high! High is what I do and I am proud to say that Being high is who I am! I am high on Life!
I've also watched friends get high. Some of them choose herbs to get them there.  I don't judge them because after all we are all reaching for the same thing, but it's all just a matter of choice!

I am the love child in the group. I've never been a smoker, but one day, I suggested that they try another herb. After all, If Mother Nature lives outside the box, shouldn't we?
"Try Me", I said! 
They did!  Try Me Sticks were born!

They have reported that smoking Try Me Sticks helps to relieve anxiety, is calming before bedtime, opens airways, enhances the "high" of other herbs, reduces the urge to smoke cigarettes, makes the room smell good, and one told me that while smoking his tobacco cigar was like drinking whiskey, a Try Me Stick was like drinking a cool glass of water. It is the righteous stick that you don't have to feel guilty about!


While I am not advocating for smoking sage or any other herb, I am offering other possibilities for the use of sage and that besides smudging, it can be used as a tea, tinctures, in powdered form, oils, and capsules.  Please do your own research and consult with your physician before jumping in.  

I am also grateful for modern medicine and the advancements that have been made. I am equally grateful for the world of metaphysics, herbal medicine, and other alternative healing modalities that work together to enhance our experience.

​“What happens when people open their hearts?"
"They get better.”
― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

It is proven that our bodies respond favorably to love and good energy. And since none of us are getting out of her alive, while I'm here, I am going to spread positive energy, good vibes, and leave a legacy of love.  

Why is Sage one of the most healing herbs on the planet? 

Here are over 50 benefits from A-Z:

  1. Alzheimer’s - Sage helps with memory recall and some of its agents prevent plaque formation in the brain. 
  2. Anemia - Sage contains copper and iron. 
  3. Anti-Allergic - Sage helps to prevent allergic reactions. 
  4. Antibacterial and Anti-Fungal - sage is a good antibacterial agent because it contains oils that kill bacteria. Sage works well against Staph, E. Coli, Salmonella and also against fungal infections and yeast infections like Candida. 
  5. Anti-inflammatory - Sage is a great anti-inflammatory that can help with arthritis, joint pain, joint swelling, and redness. 
  6. Antioxidant - Sage is good antioxidant that contains flavoniods such as polyphenols like in green tea. Also superoxide dismutase a powerful antioxidant plus peroxidase which are great for cardiovascular health, strokes, and cancer. Sage also contains luteolin, apigenin, alpha-thujone, beta-thujone, and cineoleand diosmetin which are all powerful antioxidants. 
  7. Asthma - Sage can be helpful with asthma by clearing up inflammation of the bronchi and thus opening up air passages. 
  8. Attention span 
  9. Vitamins A- Sage contains lots of vitamin A which is a wonderful antioxidant 
  10. Bloating 
  11. Brain Function - Research with double blind studies shows that sage helps people recall words, events, and names, thus helping with memory in general. A study in the Journal of Pharmacological Biochemical Behavior showed that a small dose of sage improved memory greatly.
  12. Cosmetics - Sage is used in cosmetics, shampoos, and lotions as a wonderful fragrance. 
  13. Colds- The Native Americans used it to treat a cold by drinking tea made from smoked leaves in sweathouses. 
  14. cold sores 
  15. Concentration - And sage tea is also called “Thinkers Tea” because it helps with concentration, depression, grief, and attention span. 
  16. Lowers Cholesterol - Another study showed that sage could lower cholesterol and triglycerides too. 
  17. chronic fatigue- sage is also used in aromatherapy for stress and fatigue
  18. Culinary Uses - Sage has been used in cooking in soups, stews, meats, poultry, sausages, fish, casseroles, veggies, and just about anything you can think of. Thanksgiving would not be the same without sage… and Greek and Italian dishes use lots of sage. 
  19. Cramps
  20. Vitamins C- Sage contains lots of vitamin C which is a wonderful antioxidant 
  21. Depression 
  22. Diabetes - Studies at the University of Minho Portugal showed that sage lowers fasting glucose levels, and contains substances that works just as well as metformin (a common oral diabetes medication). And using sage as a food additive or spice might prevent diabetes. 
  23. Diarrhea
  24. Vitamin E -Sage is great for sexual health and immunity
  25. Exhaustion
  26. Enzyme production- Sage contains manganese 
  27. Eye Health - Sage contains lutein and zeaxanthin which are important for preventing macular degeneration.
  28. Fevers - Sage can also help with fevers and excessive sweating because it’s cooling. 
  29. Gas
  30. Genital Herpes - Sage cream can also help for the symptoms of genital herpes, and some also use rhubarb cream in conjunction with sage cream for herpes. 
  31. Grief - Sage can enhance mood
  32. GI Tract - Sage is great for stomachaches, gas, bloating, cramps, diarrhea, and digestive upsets. And because of sages great antibacterial oils it also works well for GI infections. 
  33. Gum disease 
  34. Headaches 
  35. Highly Recommended - A study of herbalists showed that sage was one of their most highly recommended herbs for lots of different challenges. 
  36. Immune system- Sage contains zinc for boosting your system
  37. Vitamin K - Sage also contains a good amount of Vitamin K which helps with clotting. 
  38. Oily Skin - Take a teaspoon of powdered sage and mix with one cup of hot water and let cool. Then use as a mask for oily skin for 20 minutes… and dry with a cotton towel. 
  39. Menopause - Sage can also help with hot flashes because it’s a good cooling agent. 
  40. reduces heavy menstruation 
  41. Memory
  42. Mood (enhancement/improvement) 
  43. Muscles -Sage massage oils are good for tight and stressed muscles. 
  44. Nervous tension - Sage tea has also been used to help
  45. Nosebleeds 
  46. Perspiration - Commission E in Germany found sage tea lowered perspiration by 50%. 
  47. PMS - Sage works great for excessive bleeding, bloating, and cramps. 
  48. Relaxing Agent magnesium 
  49. Reduces lactation- Breastfeeding women are advised to take the tea as it- Sage has the ability to lower the amount of breast milk for those who are nearing the end of nursing. 
  50. Sore throats- Gargle! Sage works wonders as a gargle for excess phlegm, sore throats, and throat infections. Plus it also helps with cold sores, gum disease, and inflammation of the nasal passages and tongue. 
  51. Spiritual Uses - Sage smoke has been used for spiritual cleansing of houses and buildings for thousands of years. 
  52. Stomachaches 
  53. Stress- A study in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics showed that sage worked great to prevent agitation in patients. 
  54. Sexual health and immunity- Sage contains Vitamin E 
  55. Water regulation and cardiovascular function- Sage contains potassium 



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