Yesterday, I noticed that my sage plant was ready to burst into bloom. It’s a bit too early in the season, and I want to encourage it to spend energy on growing instead of flowering.
Instead of wasting the blooms in the compost pile, they went into a jar of pure, organic cold-pressed olive oil. This olive oil will infuse in a dark spot until the dark days of winter are upon us.
Medicinal Properties of Garden Sage (Salvia officinalis – Labiatae)
aromatic, expectorant (expels respiratory mucous), stimulant, carminative (expels intestinal gas), antispasmodic (suppresses muscle spasms), antiseptic (prevents or inhibits infection), immune stimulant
- sore throat gargle (though I prefer sage tea for gargling)
- oil pulling, especially good for mouth ulcers and bleeding gums
- drizzled on salads, artisanal cheeses, vegetables, or meat for flavor and as a digestive stimulant
- cooking oil (low to medium heat only for olive oil)
- skin abrasions
- your imagination is the limit…
A Modern Herbal: Volume II by M. Grieve, herbalist & wise woman
Nutritional Herbology by Mark Pedersen, ND & Research Chemist