Herbs, Oils, and Spices Series: Sage

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Origin: Mediterranean

Botanical Name: (Salvia officinalis)

Parts used: The leaves of the Sage herb are used for medicinal and culinary purposes.

Benefits for hair:  Can be used to strengthen and restore hair, while preventing hair loss. Sage can help clarify the scalp when used in an herbal tea rinse. (source)

How to use: Herbal tea rinse
Recipe: Sage Hair Tea Rinse — for Invigorating and Cleansing
Sage helps cleanse the hair of oil buildup and promotes healthier hair.

Ingredients:
2 cups boiling water
2 tsp. dried, un-crushed sage (or 1/2 cup fresh sage leaves)

Directions:
Pour the water over the sage and steep until cool. Remove (or strain) the sage and apply to freshly washed hair. Massage into scalp and rinse out.

*When using a new herb, always perform a “patch test” to check for irritation and use accordingly.

Recipe credit: Rockin it Naptural

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