Salvia officinalisis commonly known as “Sage” is a perennial plant. The color of her leaves ranges from gray-green to whitish green, with blue to purplish flowers. It’s belongs to the mint family Lamiaceae which is native to the Mediterranean region. But now it can be found in many places throughout the world where it has been naturalized. It is used as a spice and like medicinal plant, and also is used to make essential oils. They gather at a time when flower buds are developing – in May and June.
It’s contains essential oil that has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory action. It has been shown to kill bacteria such as: escherichia coli, shigella sonnei and salmonella. It is also effective in destroying some fungi. Because of this action, sage is useful for treating inflammation and infections of the mucous of mouth, gums and throat.
The sage softens secretions of inflamed mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, and making it easier to cough. Dried leaves are also used as spices because they improve the taste and aroma of food and facilitate its digestion.
It has long been known that sage tea is a very effective anti-perspiration remedy. This power of sage is explained by his effect on the nerve center, which regulates work of sweat glands. It is usually recommended to drink this tea against sweating from nerve origin, or in heat waves that occur in menopause.
Also sage tea has a diuretic effect, which is less pronounced due to the presence of flavonoids. But still can help with chronic diseases of the urinary tract.
Also, the sage can acts against frequent vomiting and diarrhea, and improves bowel and stomach function.
It has a positive effect on female problems. It improves the tone of uterus, acts as an anti fungal, helps regulate menstruation, restores hormone balance and prevents the menopause difficulties. Also, applied to the skin Sage tea tightens the skin and soothes inflammation.
Note: This information is solely for informational purposes. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the reader must seek the advice of their physician or other health care provider.
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