Wed, 20 Jul 2011 16:16:54 GMT | By Tom Fortune, contributor, MSN Life & Style
Herbal health benefits


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Another all-rounder, sage is an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and has even been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of hot flushes in women going through the menopause. Because of its antiseptic properties, sage is often used in natural toothpastes, and skin creams containing the herb have been shown to be beneficial in treating bites, stings, chicken pox and shingles.


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