Many people will think of Sage only during cooking but it not only does it work well to season meats it has deep spiritual meaning, many medical purposes, cosmetic properties and is used in aromatherapy.
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|This wonderful dried White Sage can be found in ETSY shop White Magic at http://www.etsy.com/people/whitemagic?ref=ls_profile|
In the holistic world, Sage, is know for its nervine and antiseptic properties. It has been used in salves and rubs to help relieve some of the painful symptoms of rheumatism. Topically it is also known to be used to cleanse and help heal skin conditions. Cosmetically it has been used in gargles and deodorants to combat offensive odors.
Using sage in aromatherapy is shown to aid in relieving nervous tension. Sage oil is very relaxing and can be added with other essential oils such as lavender to create a nice soothing atmosphere. Here are some products that are already made for you from my favorite ETSY shops.
As with all aromatherapy and natural products it should always be discussed with your physician prior to use and Sage should not be used as a therapy for pregnant women. Please always make sure you are not allergic to any products or herbs prior to use.