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I love sage too, but I was warned to avoid it during breastfeeding as it reduces milk supply. In fact when I finally weaned my son on his 5th birthday I drank sage tea to stop lactating.

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Haven't seen anyone post on here and just saw that I hadn't replied.
I love sage tea and it is great with liver as well. My aunt said they used a leaf
when they were in the horafia to clean their teeth as they didn't have toothpaste
in those days.How are you doing my dear? I wish you and your family
a very Merry Christmas and happiness, Love, Peace and Health in 2015.
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Sage is my all time favorite herb, it's smell, touch and taste are wonderful to me, and in the floral stage it is beautiful.

As you probably know sage herb is one of the common ingredients in Greek, Italian, and Balkan cuisine. I also think it is quite popular in the US around Christmas and Thanksgiving time.

There is so much to write about sage, but here are some useful tips:

Fresh leaves can be used in stuffing in season sausages, poultry and fish. Also, dried leaves have a wonderful and similar taste in these foods.

The herb is also used in many vegetable dishes, especially with beans.

It is also used as a garnish in herb salads. (it is also good in it's fresh form as just a small portion of a salad).

Roast pork and mushrooms with sage, marjoram and celery leaves. - this is another favorite dish, you can also use a citrusy dish, such as pork loin with lemon juice, orange juice and sage and some olive. Then soak the pork overnight and cook in slow oven the next day. It's great and my family loves it.

There are also some medical uses of sage being used now and also being researched

The essential oil obtained from sage has been found to inhibit activities and may play a role in the treatment methods for memory loss ASSOCIATED with the disease like Alzheimer's.

Sage oil, distilled from the flowering tops, contains volatile essential oils. These oilsc are known to have tonic, astringent, diaphoretic and stimulant properties.

Sage herb oil is also being used externally to soothe painful ailments like muscle stiffness, rheumatism, and neuralgic conditions.

Further, its oil is used as blended massage oil and in the aromatic therapy. It helps to relieve nervousness, anxiety, headaches, stress, and fatigue.

Now, keep in mind that these "medical properties" are being promoted by various companies that may have an interest in promoting these uses. However, this herb is noted back to Hippocrates in his studies as a doctor as having therapeutic dynamics.

My first go at medicinal uses would be some simple sage tea.

I hope you liked this information about our lovely and bountiful Greek herb. Oh and in my experience, if you can't get fresh fresh sage from a loved one or friend or even in your own garden or village, you can try at the outdoor market (lykee) and they have it there in many forms.

Good luck and enjoy sage!!!

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