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Sage Flower Infused Olive Oil

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

Sage Flower Infused Olive Oil
Uses
  • mouthwash
  • 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…

Sources

A Modern Herbal: Volume II by M. Grieve, herbalist & wise woman

Nutritional Herbology by Mark Pedersen, ND & Research Chemist

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