Local Highlight: Sage | Integrated Counseling and Wellness
Complementary Therapies: How to “Spike” an Herb
July 6, 2015

A Touch of Community Herbalism for the Rexburg, Idaho region.  

I took this pic by the old Teton Damn, about 20 minutes from Rexburg, Idaho.

I took this pic by the old Teton Damn, about 20 minutes from Rexburg, Idaho.

Because our clinic deals primarily with mental and emotional health (counseling), if the herb has a history of benefiting folks mentally, emotionally, or interpersonally I’ll let you know. I’ll try to post a highlight once every week or so.
As a young man clearing fields I used to hate this plant, now I really appreciate it, although I haven’t cleared any fields lately (: As you can see, our local highlight today is Sage (Salvia officinalis).
Traditionally Sage has been used to treat a lot of different health conditions (I’m aware of at least 42) and although some modern research supports this, there isn’t much. However, there is quite a bit of consensus among some notable herbal authors regarding its ability to influence the nervous system. Personally, I have seen this wonderful herb help take the edge off of overwhelming anger by just using a spike. If you don’t know how to do this just watch for my next post on herbs and I’ll get you started!
I hope this was helpful and please give us a call or schedule an appointment (individual counseling, marital counseling, herbal therapy, and yoga) if you think we can assist you in your journey of getting, being, or staying well.

Kind Regards,
Luke Einerson, LAMFT, AFC
Doctoral Candidate Certified Herbalist
Luke owns a counseling clinic in Rexburg, Idaho and enjoy working with couples, and cases of anxiety and depression. He is also a clinical herbalist and uses herbs to help people gain and retain personal and interpersonal wellness.  Luke is currently accepting new clients and can be contacted here
Warning: This and all of my online posts should not be construed as medical advice. I view my online posts regarding herbs as a form of community herbalism designed to educate folks on local herbs and potential uses—nothing more. Just like anything used in excess or ignorance, herbs can be harmful to your health if not used properly. Especially if your current medications and current state of physical and mental health are not considered. If you are not 100% sure of an herbs safety please see a trained herbalist or take the time to get educated to better understand the herbs contraindications.

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