The use of sage in cooking goes back thousands of years. Recipes crepes with sage dating back to the 5th century BC Like most culinary spice, sage is considered to be helping the process of digestion and stimulate the appetite. Salvia can be used to reduce emissions in the intestines, and because it also has a spasmolytic action, for ease cramps and bloating.
Sage contains phytosterols, which have a cooling effect. Studies show that an infusion of sage leaves reduces sweating twice. Early and modern doctors herbalists use sage as a remedy for heavy bleeding and cramps, which are exacerbated when a hot compress, and which is preferably cold compresses. Sage can also be used to stop the production of breast milk, stopping breastfeeding.
Salvia is also used in the treatment of diarrhea, colds, and excessive sweating. The use of sage in gynecology due to its ability to facilitate nocturnal hot flashes during menopause, accompanied by copious sweat. Sage also facilitates expectoration of sputum, and a decoction of sage can be drunk and used for gargling to treat coughs, sore throats and colds infections.
A decoction of sage rinse is recommended for hair dandruff
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, Greasy hair and scalp infections. He is believed to restore the color of gray hair.
Essential oil of sage: Application
Essential sage oil contains alpha and beta-thujone, cineole and camphor, which are antioxidants and antimicrobial agents. Volatile oil of sage composition kill bacteria, making it useful in the plant all kinds of bacterial infections.
Sage - methods of application
If you are worried about the alarm, edema or swelling during PMS or menopause, mix 10 ml (2 tsp) grapeseed oil and 3 drops of clary sage oil. Rub this mixture into the abdomen and solar plexus twice a day.
This tool is ideal for those who have to spend standing for several hours a day, and who are concerned about swelling and heaviness in the legs. Mix 10 ml (2 tsp) soya oil and 4 drops of clary sage oil. In the evening, take a warm (but not hot) bath, and, starting from the ankles, rub the oil in his feet, moving to the knees, until all the oil is absorbed. Then go to bed or on the floor, put his feet on a high pillow. Soak for 10 minutes so.
Clary sage oil is often used in the fragrance industry as a fixative. Usually it is added in floral arrangements.
Salvia appreciated useful properties for hair and oral cavity. Sage leaves are used for centuries in the Arab world for cleaning teeth. Rub your teeth sage leaves to give them a smooth and pleasant smell. The crushed leaves can be mixed with salt and used as a means for discolored teeth.
How to make hair conditioner
Sage has a tonic effect. It is useful for hair, softens them and gives them a darker shade. Here is the recipe a wonderful hair conditioner to be used before washing the head (this amount will be enough for one month):
- 30 ml (2 tsp) grapeseed oil
- 3 drops of wheat germ oil
- 8 drops of essential oil of wheat germ
Mix ingredients and store in a dark bottle. Rub small amount of the mixture into the scalp and hair roots very vigorously for several minutes. Wrap head with a towel and let sit for an hour or more. Wash your hair with shampoo (to wash off the mixture, you may need to apply shampoo twice or three times). For the treatment of split ends of hair, apply the mixture only to them.
Decoction can be prepared by a handful of large Gulf sage leaves 600 ml of water, boil for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat, then cover and leave for half an hour. Then strain and cool. This broth can be kept in the refrigerator for two to three days. Rub it into the scalp, if you go gray hair. Do this every day, causing the broth to the hair and their roots, and then letting them dry. The broth can be used as air conditioner after washing your hair with shampoo.
Preparation and dosage tea sage
Salvia can be used as a herbal remedy for treatment of various diseases. Often it is used as a tea or broth.
Sage leaves can be dried and used as a tea. The leaves are brewed best, and many prefer to mix the sage leaves and mint
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, Lemongrass, chamomile or other herbs to razbvat strong scent of sage.
Herbal tea: Drink a few cups of tea sage every day for several weeks to reduce the production of breast milk or sweat and excess mucus in the throat, nose and sinuses. Rinse sage tea or drink in small sips throughout the day is useful in diseases of the throat and upper respiratory tract.
Tincture: Take 1/8 to ½ teaspoon with a sip of water once or twice a day.
There are anecdotal reports that the volatile oil beta-thujone, which contained a considerable amount of sage, can cause seizures in humans, suffering from epilepsy. Although the use of salvia as a culinary spice considered to be safe, avoid use salvia in large quantities as a remedy if you are pregnant.
Sage: side effects
Headaches and irritability
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may occur in individuals who consume sage too large a quantity.
Sage in cooking
Sage can easily grow at his dacha. Because it is a perennial, you can use the beneficial properties of this plant, year after year.
In cooking, use sage stuffing for chicken or turkey. Sage goes well with cheese, and especially well with pumpkin, squash and potatoes.
Fresh sage leaves complement the dish of potatoes and pea and bean soups. Sage must be added to the dish at the end of cooking to his taste was not too strong.
Sage leaves can even fry. Fried sage leaves give a wonderful flavor to many dishes.
Here are some dishes to which you can add salvia
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- Risotto: Grind roasted sage leaves and add to the thick risotto.
- Soup: Sage is a great seasoning for soups, because it gives a perfect taste of the broth. Try adding sage in mushroom soup, pumpkin soup or minestrone soup.
- Sandwiches: Add one or two fried sage leaves in a sandwich when you want something special. Salvia will give a special flavor sandwiches with chicken or meat.
- Paste: Salvia can be added to the sauce when you cook cream sauce for pasta.
- Meat: Toasted Sage can be added to meat dishes or stuffing.