Sage

Salvia (the Latin name for sage) is a large genus of shrub plants. By the way, as for the original name of the sage, it comes from the Latin word salvere (from Latin “to be healthy”). Descriptions of the use of this plant remain in the records of many Greek and Roman physicians. Hippocrates, in particular, called sage «the sacred herb.»

There are about 700 species of salvia recorded around the world. However, for medical purposes, in theory, only 100 of them are used, and in practice, known for their medicinal properties of sage species, only 2 are meadow sage (wild) and medicinal sage (specially grown in gardens). For treatment, mainly sage leaves are used: decoctions, tinctures, oils and ointments are prepared from them. Fresh sage leaves are used only externally. The leaves contain vitamins, phytoncides, essential oils, alkaloids, flavonoids, organic acids, resinous and tannins, natural antioxidants.

Benefit

  • helps in the treatment of skin diseases, external wounds, ulcers, tumors
  • has anti-inflammatory properties
  • has a general strengthening effect on the body
  • limits sweating
  • helps with diarrhea
  • helps prevent arthritis and treat frostbite
  • has antiseptic and spasmodic effects
  • effective in the prevention and treatment of diabetes mellitus and female diseases
  • improves memory
  • has a strengthening effect on hair (slows down the process of baldness in men)

Contraindications

Sage should not be consumed by women during breastfeeding, as it helps to reduce lactation (however, when the time comes to wean the baby from breast milk, sage, on the contrary, will be useful)

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