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Sage, a Solar Herb

Sage a Solar Herb
Today I would like to tell you about sage, an herb that helps you to become a Solar Body. That’s why I like to call it a Solar Herb.

I’ve long been interested in herbs used for natural healing, so I’m in the habit of tasting plants that are said to be good for the body. Of these, sage is truly unique. Its powerful taste and aroma really wake up the brain. When your brain feels heavy and constricted and your concentration drops, when you feel depressed and long to feel refreshed, slowly chew a sage leaf.

I found that sage has countless beneficial properties. Its botanical name is Salvia, meaning “healthy” or “safe, whole.” Sage has been used both as a food and an herbal therapy since ancient times for a wide variety of illnesses including:

  • inflammation of the mouth, throat, and nasal passages
  • colds
  • fever
  • headaches
  • coughs
  • asthma
  • digestive symptoms
  • menstrual pain
  • memory loss
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • difficulty concentrating

I confidently recommend sage as one of the best herbs for transforming body and mind, and developing a Solar Body. It is excellent not only for recovering natural healing power, but also for developing willpower and concentration and for reviving a bright spirit.

I think the best way to experience its powerful effects is to consume it directly by chewing raw leaves. About one leaf a day is an appropriate amount to use for the sage training method described below.

  1. Place a fresh sage leaf in your mouth, then very slowly and gently chew it with your front teeth at the tip of your tongue. A bitter taste will begin to spread in your mouth. Chew with your front teeth for about three minutes, then slowly chew with your back teeth. When saliva fills your mouth, swallow it. You can continue this for about 10 minutes, or up to one hour.

  2. Try to feel the changes in your body as you slowly chew the sage. As your nose, eyes, and ears open up, your breathing will become fresher and deeper, and your lower abdomen—your whole body—will grow warmer. 

  3. Feel the changes in your mind, too. You’ll sense your brain being refreshed, your heart growing brighter and calmer. Visualize your energy gradually growing brighter, shining like the sun, as you offer yourself positive, hopeful affirmations that will give you strength. 

For more details about the Solar Herb and Solar Body, refer to my book, The Solar Body. Please write down how your body and mind feel after this training in the comments below.

Written by Ilchi Lee
A visionary, educator, author, and founder of ChangeYourEnergy.com, Ilchi Lee has spent nearly three decades helping people create better lives for themselves. Lee has created Body & Brain Yoga, Brain Education, and hundreds of other wellness programs and methods. A model for the self-improvement he teaches, Ilchi Lee is continually changing and continually creative. Keep up with Ilchi Lee on his blog at http://www.ilchi.com.
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Hi. Does anyone know where to get sage? Do you have to grow it or can it be purchase from a distributor? thanks!
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Hi Thomas! You can purchase sage from just about any local health food store. You can also get a fresh plant from your local garden center.
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Thank you!  I just bought a sage plant for us to grow and share at our center in Seattle!  I can't wait to try it and share the solar body benefits with others.  JoHee
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Wow, WebMD even has a write-up about sage. It gives information about its uses, interactions, precautions, and doses: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-504-sage.aspx?activeingredientid=504&activeingredientname=sage
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It warms my heart to see you taking action to improve your well-being right away. Thank you for sharing your sage knowledge and experience. 

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Thank you this posting. I just received a sage plant as a gift and will do sage training everyday. And I will offer the chance for sage training to those around me.
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How did the sage training go John? What affects did you and the people you trained experience?
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Do they make sage teas or other medicinal type food? Particularly for those of us that have respiratory problems, I foresee many great benefits. 
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Hey Stephanie! Your comment made me wonder, so I looked it up. I found this recipe for a sage tea. I haven't tried it, but it looks good. http://www.food.com/recipe/sage-tea-132042
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Thank you.  Great herb, I have started taking it and can feel its good effects.
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Great herb! The Indian call it Holy Tulsi!
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