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Herbology 101 - Herbal Remedies and Herb Information

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Red Sage Root (Danshen) (Salvia miltiorrhiza)
(Not to be confused with Scarlet Sage Salvia splendens.) Red sage root is a member of the mint family (salvia is the largest genus of mints) that grows 30-60cm high native to China and Japan. The root is typically harvested in the fall. Red sage root or Danshen is used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to invigorate the blood and clear blockages in the circulatory system (specifically angina pectoris, hyperlipidemia, and acute ischemic stroke). It is gaining popularity elsewhere (Japan
WARNING: Do not take red sage root if you are on the heart medication warfarin. It can cause intense bleeding and anticoagulant complications.

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Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Use: all parts above ground. A perennial shrub, Sage makes a good container plant, by its nature and for its uses. Culinarily, Sage is most often associated with poultry, but try it with fish and pork as well. It also makes an excellent herbed vinegar or butter. Sage wants drier soil and lots of sun; trim it back periodically to prevent it from getting "woody". Medicinally, sage is used for mouth troubles such as cankers and sore throats, so make a strong infusion and use it as a gargle.
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