Useful properties of sage have been known since antiquity. The range of application of this plant is so wide that it's hard to imagine that he is capable of benefiting from such a large number of diseases.
From ancient times
Since ancient times, sage was used as a culinary spice and medicinal plant. The ancient Egyptians used it as a means to improve the reproductive functions. In the first century AD, the Greek physician Dioscorides said that a decoction of sage stops the bleeding in wounds and ulcers, cleanse sores. It is also advised to use the juice of sage diluted in warm water, from hoarseness and cough.
Herbalists use sage
Sage - cvyaschennaya grass
for the treatment of sprains, swelling, ulcers and bleeding. A decoction of sage leaves for a long time use for the treatment of sore throat and cough, often in the form of rinses. Sage also treat rheumatism, excessive menstrual bleeding, and also used to stop lactation. Sage is known for its ability to strengthen the nervous system, improve memory, and sharpen the senses.
How useful sage
A decoction or infusion of sage - it is a good tool to reduce fever and relieve nervous excitement that often accompanies nerve disease. Sage - a proven tool that needs to be taken frequently, and in small doses. It is a good tonic for reduced gastric tone and the general weakness of the digestive system. Over the useful properties of his prized Chinese sage, preferring it even Chinese tea. Sage is considered good remedy for typhoid fever, as well as diseases of the liver, kidney, lung and gastric bleeding, runny nose and sore throat, flu, measles, pain in joints
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, Lethargy and paresis. Sage treat excessive sweating in tuberculosis, it is also useful as a means of stimulating the flow of blood. A cup of strong infusion of sage ease nervous headache.
Extract, tincture and sage essential oil is used as a remedy for pain in the mouth and throat, and for treating gastrointestinal diseases.
Sage is effective for throat infections, dental abscesses, gum inflammation and ulcers in the mouth. In particular, the phenolic acid in the sage struggles with Staphylococcus aureus. Under laboratory conditions, sage has shown to be effective against strains of E. coli and salmonella, as well as against filamentous fungi, and such fungal infections like candida white. Sage also has an astringent effect due to the relatively high content of tannins, and can be used in the treatment of diarrhea in young children. The antiseptic properties of sage are useful when it comes to intestinal infections.
Salvia has antispazmicheskim action, reducing the tension in the smooth muscles, and can be useful in the form of inhalations in asthma attacks. This is a great tool to help discharge of mucus from the respiratory tract and to prevent secondary infections. Sage can be used as a carminative in intestinal colic and other symptoms of indigestion, it is also useful in the treatment of dysmenorrhea. Bitterness, part of the sage, stimulates the secretion of digestive enzymes, the tone of the intestine, bile flow and function of the pancreas, and the essential oil of sage stimulates the bowel. Sage has an anthelmintic action. He also has a general relaxing effect, so the plant can be used in nervousness, anxiety and dizziness. Sage helps to strengthen a weakened nervous system.
Outwardly sage used to treat insect bites, skin infections, throat, mouth and gums, and vaginal secretions.
Useful properties of sage in gynecology are related to its ability to alleviate the symptoms of menopause. Sage contains tannins that help to cope with excessive sweating. Sage also has an effect similar to estrogen, which influences a number of symptoms. It is believed that this action helps reduce the unpleasant symptoms of menopause and in women with irregular menstrual cycles helps regulate the cycle. Many women take sage during PMS because it can weaken the cramps and other symptoms, usually during menstruation. Women can also use the sage, when you need to reduce the amount of breast milk, if it is time to take the child from the breast.
One of the most famous properties of clary sage oil is that it is an aphrodisiac
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That is, it increases libido and enhances sexual desire. Useful Properties for women also lies in the fact that it is very effective in treating frigidity
Frigidity pathology or liberation?
, Psychological problems, leading to a loss of libido. Studies show that the beneficial properties of sage for men not inferior to its beneficial properties for women, since it affects the hormonal system of the body and increases the level of testosterone in the blood, which can seriously enhance sexual function and interest in sexual activity, and even helps with impotence.
Sage is also very useful for skin health and anti-aging. Sage contains large amounts of essential vitamins and minerals, including, it is very rich in vitamins A and C. Both these vitamins are antioxidants that help protect cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Each of these vitamins has also for its useful properties. Vitamin A helps maintain healthy skin and mucous membranes. Vitamin C helps the formation of structural proteins such as collagen, which help the skin to retain its shape, avoiding the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. It also enhances the immunity of the skin, its resistance to various infections.
Sage is very good for the brain, and quite a positive effect on memory and concentration. Among other antioxidants, sage antioxidant comprises called carnosic acid, which is able to penetrate the blood-brain barrier to destroy free radicals in the brain and to reduce oxidative stress. Carnosic acid also promotes the production of glutathione, which improves cerebral blood circulation and overall brain function. Furthermore, sage improves memory and attention, preventing destruction of the neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. This compound is responsible for the passage of information between the neurons, and its presence improves memory, concentration and attention. Sage also contains compound called linalool, which helps to calm the nervous system and reduces headache and anxiety.
Sage is prescribed for vascular dystonia, an atherosclerosis, dizziness and consequences of stroke. Sage is used in all types of bleeding: hemoptysis, hemorrhoids and uterine bleeding.
Another interesting property of the sage, he has a diuretic effect and removes toxins from the body and restores energy after a long illness.
Sage is recommended for older people. It improves memory, strengthens the nervous system and reduces the tremor.