desert sage

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Common desert shrub, yellow flowers, woolly, gray-green leaves. If you’ve ever eaten just one leaf right off the bush, you know how much medicinal power this plant has. A very versatile powerful plant used for all kinds of conditions, both minor and major. A very powerful antiseptic for viruses, bacteria fungus. Used for reversing gray hair and balding spots by making a really strong tea (couple of hours on stove) mixed with black tea and rosemary (rub into head daily). It’s stimulating action encourages hair to regrow if the roots have not been destroyed. If young sage leaves are boiled down to a resin, (until all that’s left is a black goo) they form “black salve” which is applied to skin tumors to remove cancers. Astringent and expectorant qualities great for respiratory infections like bronchitis, sinusitis, colds, fevers, pneumonia, and immune system weakness. Very bitter plant, which makes it great for the liver, creating bile, gallstones, digestive enzymes, heartburn, stomach, colic, colitis, flatulence, worms, menstrual cramps, even infertility. For insect bite or itching, take some leaves and mulch in mouth with saliva and place on itchy spot. Powerful antioxidants help delay the aging process. Sagebrush is not related to common kitchen sage, but has similar qualities. High in concentrated turpenoids and other strong compounds that make it toxic to the liver if consumed for more than a week or two at a time. Simply chewing on on one tiny leaf is enough to activate the liver and stomach to produce digestive juices and power because of the bitter taste. Some tea now and then is ok, but it’s quite nasty and bitter.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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Desert Sage won her maiden at Chepstow well enough and then took in the Irish Oaks.
King's Vintage: can run well at a huge price That price suggests she's more likely to be battling it out with the ambulance up the home straight, but she won a decent maiden easily in the week, showing form that is superior to that shown by Desert Sage and Miss Jean Brodie when they won last time out - and she's at least ten times the price of that pair.
Desert Sage was beaten in an Oaks trial at Newbury in May, but then won her maiden nicely at Chepstow.
Rosanara, the Prix de Diane second, will represent France, while Hibaayeb and Eldalil, the Ribblesdale Stakes winner and runner-up, Miss Jean Brodie and Desert Sage join Snow Fairy and Meeznah in a six-strong British challenge.
Desert Sage, trained by Ralph Beckett and ridden by Jim Crowley, was sent off the 11-10 favourite for the 1m4f fillies' maiden and did not let her supporters down.
West Countr y Tim Mitchell Desert Sage (8.05 Chepstow, nap) Ran with plenty of credit when stepped up in trip/class at Newbury in Listed company on reappearance.
Ralph Beckett, trainer of Desert Sage "This looks about the strongest trial, but she is in very good nick.
On her only run last backend, Desert Sage went close in a Nottingham maiden that has worked out well.
A forecast outsider who could be primed to outrun its likely odds jj DESERT SAGE could cause an upset in the Swettenham Stud Fillies' Trial Stakes (2.55) at Newbury, writes Ed Quigley.