Sage Advice – An Herb for Hot Flashes

Medicinally-speaking,”common sage” is anything but! Having worked with a number of menopausal or peri-menopausal women in my clinical practice, hot flashes and night sweats are among the most uncomfortable symptoms these women are dealing with.  A quick Google search for “herb for hot flashes” generally yields discussions about hormone modulators such as black cohosh, vitex … Read more

Herbal Aphrodisiacs? Yes, they are a real thing!

Statue of Aphrodite

The word ‘aphrodisiac‘ comes from the name of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, whose name also meant ‘sexual pleasure’.  Therefore, an aphrodisiac is something that arouses sexual desire.  It could be a substance such as a chemical (drug), but it could also be a sensory stimulant – visual (watching an … Read more