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
- 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
Jennifer Nervo is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner & teacher, and Aromatherapist. Her focus is on digestive, nervous, and immune system dysfunction and the fields of functional nutrition & psychoneuroimmunology. She works with all conditions and diseases including environmental and food allergies, autoimmune diseases, multiple chemical sensitivity, diabetes, eczema, anxiety, weight loss as a symptom of dis-ease, and gut-brain disorders like autism.
When she’s not herding her small troupe of monkeys or seeing clients, her free time is packed with researching and perfecting new wellness techniques (her not-so-secret passion). Jennifer is currently a group leader for the newest class of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners out of Ann Arbor, MI, studying for the national board exam in holistic nutrition, and running a combined distance and brick and mortar practice in metro Detroit. She’s also a homeschooling suburbanite, foodie, and mama to two littles and a schnoodle.