Sage is well known as a culinary spice. It is traditionally used in the preparation of meat dishes, but also long been used as a sage during menopause herbal remedy to relieve the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flushes and excessive sweating.
Salvia rich in essential oils, and therefore has a strong aroma. These oils also play an important role in the medicinal properties of this plant. Today, sage extract is well known and widely used for its ability to relieve hot flashes during menopause.
According to scientific data, sage contains compounds that act like the female hormone estrogen.
Oils and clary sage (Salvia species) are used in aromatherapy, inhalation or skin application. Herbalists claim that sage in menopause acts as antigidrotik - anhidrotic.
A study conducted in Italy, studied the effect of tablets on the basis of sage and alfalfa in 30 postmenopausal women. 20 out of 30 women completely got rid of hot flashes and sweating, while six of them showed a significant, and at four - some improvement. Blood levels of hormones such as estrogen, a hormone that stimulates the formation of follicles and lyuteoinstimuliruyuschy hormone, however, remained the same. One Chinese study found that use of a mixture of herbs, including sage, within three months, raised the level of estrogen.
Many women during menopause do not need treatment because they experience only mild symptoms. However, if the symptoms of menopause affect the quality of their lives, you can try some natural remedies.
Sage in menopause and hot flashes
No other plant is so effective at these problems that some women experience during menopause.
Use sage during menopause may be to:
- Decrease night sweats, cold sweats, and hot flashes
- Commonly occurs within two hours and may continue for days or longer, all from a single dose.
- Regulate the hormonal changes
It has long been observed that sage has estrogenic activity. In ancient times, women have used it to increase fertility. Sage contains flavonoids and phytosterols.
- Relieve irritation, relieve nervous tension, cope with depression
Sage is rich in minerals, it contains calcium, softening, soothing magnesium, potassium, invigorating, exciting zinc, and thiamine, which is struggling with stress.
- Relieve dizziness, tremors, and mood swings
Sweat does not display the body of toxins, but it displays minerals. When you are sweating profusely, the loss of minerals can cause dizziness, tremors, mood swings and even pain in the joints
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. Salvia not only by tides and sweating stops, as a result, loss of minerals; its rich mineral reserves to help make up for previous losses.
Sage contains saponins facilitate headache. They promote the free circulation of blood; carotenes, which nourish the liver, and essential fatty acids that maintain the elasticity of blood vessels.
- Reduce menstrual cramps and blood loss
The structure includes sage oil antispasmodic and astringent tannins. Penetrating into the uterus, they significantly relieve pain and excessive discharge of blood.
As used Salvia by tides
- 1-2 full teaspoons of dried leaves infusion, 1-8 times a day.
- 15-40 drops of tincture of the fresh leaves, 1-3 times a week
Useful properties of sage in menopause
During recent medical research has found that the sage as used in tincture form (concentrated extract on alcohol) reduces the frequency and intensity of hot flushes. Sage acts like estrogen in the body and, therefore, brings relief during high tide.
In one recent study, conducted in Switzerland, women at menopause given additive in the form of fresh sage leaves for two months. Within 30 days of hot flashes in women decreased by fifty percent, and for two months - 64%. The number of hot flashes decreased with each week.
Sage has a relaxing effect on the sweat glands and reduces sweating, to use it as a tea. Furthermore, it possesses antioxidant and anti-diabetic properties (in addition to other useful properties).
The use of sage in menopause
To brew a cup of tea sage: add a little honey or lemon, depending on your taste. Drink one to three cups per day.
Salvia can be used in the form of aromatherapy oils, as well as in teas and outdoor applications. Clinical trials have confirmed that Sage
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has some effect, relieves symptoms of menopause. Do not take Salvia as a drug for menopause without consulting your doctor.
Methods of application sage menopause
Salvia take as a tincture or tea, brewing it with boiling water. Sage also be used as a rinse of the throat. Sage oil can be used by inhalation, breathing vapors, or applied to the skin, but can not be taken orally because since it may damage the nervous system.
Sage extract in tablet form, such as Menoforse, has become one of the most popular drugs in menopause, as a simple way of coping with excessive sweating (including night) and hot flashes during menopause.
The use of sage in large doses can cause seizure activity, heart palpitations, or fall in blood sugar levels
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. Pregnant women should not take the sage, which can cause uterine contractions. If you are in a state of pre-menopausal, ie at the age preceding menopause, and can still get pregnant, be careful with sage
The use of sage - from cooking to treatment
. If you have diabetes, sage can cause hypoglycemia, a potentially serious decline in blood sugar levels. Do not take Salvia without the approval of your doctor if you have diabetes.
Salvia can be toxic if ingested in high doses for a prolonged time. Essential oil of sage composition may accumulate in the liver and kidneys. Do not use sage if you are experiencing dryness of the mouth or the vagina.