Herb with a fine stalk and leaves with a grayish green color and a violet flower is called SAGE. The plant is native to Europe, but can easily grow anywhere. There are 4 varieties of sage. In the past, as it was used to treat different diseases and conditions the herb was a considered sacred. As well as potassium and other minerals which can improve your overall health it is full of bitter compounds, saponins, antibacterial enzymes, estrogen, vitamin B and C, essential oils.
Here are the main health benefits of the herb:
-Balances the nervous system;
-Is a great anemia remedy;
-Has powerful astringent properties;
-Relieves digestive problems such as diarrhea;
-Relieves menopausal symptoms;
-Regulates the blood sugar levels;
-Heals ulcers and sores;
-Protects the vaginal mucosa;
-Treats fluid retention and cystitis;
-Cures most oral problems;
-Has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties;
-As it can relieve menstrual symptoms sage is known as “women grass”.
Here’s what sage can help you with:
-Treats throat and gum problems
Prepare a pot of sage tea and leave it to cool down, then to relieve throat infections and gum diseases gargle some of it 3 times a day.
-Treats excessive sweating
Make a mixture by soaking 50 gr. of dried sage in half a liter 70% alcohol, then shaking it occasionally every day leave it to stay for a week. Take 50 drops of it every day once the tincture’s ready.
-Digestive tonic and wound cleaner
Over 3 teaspoons of dried sage pour 3 cups of boiling water, then leave the tea to cool down and drink 3 cups a day.
-Treat gynecological and nervous system disorders
In a cup of boiling water put 4 gr. of dried sage, then leave it to cool down before drinking the tea to fight gynecological problems and nervous system disorders.
-Treat rheumatism and paralysis
Soak yourself in a bathtub of hot water with 2 handfuls of sage leaves 15 minutes 2-3 times a week if you’re suffering from these disorders.
-Accelerates the healing of wounds
Mix some honey with sage tincture and apply it on wounds to accelerate the healing.
-Fungal infections on the skin
To relieve fungal infections on the skin soak yourself in sage baths 2-3 times a week.
To relieve the pain and treat the symptoms rub the painful joints with sage essential oils.
WARNING: during the first trimester of pregnancy sage shouldn’t be used as it may damage the baby. Breastfeeding women should avoid it as well as it inhibits the production of milk. Finally, people suffering from kidney failure should avoid consuming sage.