Video: ❶ Healing Gifts Of Nature: Sage
Salvia officinalis has been used since ancient times in folk medicine. The ancient Greeks and Romans were the first to discover its beneficial properties. Hippocrates called it a sacred herb, and the Latin name “salvia” is associated with the root “salve” - health. Location: Location:
Sage has about a hundred or more varieties. In each species, different parts of plants have a different set of vitamins and can cure different diseases. In Mexico, there are species that have a narcotic effect.
Sage is not difficult to grow as it is not picky about soil, moisture and other conditions. Sage leaves contain essential (aromatic) oils, phytoncides, alkaloids and other useful substances. It can be used as a disinfectant to stop bleeding.
A broth of sage and a plant prepared in another way can positively affect the work of the gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary system, and respiratory organs. Essential oil is used to treat vascular diseases, such as varicose veins.
Fresh or dried flowers, stems, and sage leaves are used as a medicine. Water infusions and decoctions stop diarrhea, strengthen the body, reduce perspiration, and improve digestion. They can be drunk, used for rinsing. Alcoholic preparations treat diabetes mellitus, disinfect, eliminate spasms and treat some sexual diseases. Fresh plants are only used topically to heal wounds and cuts.
Sage is a subshrub. In the wild, old shoots take up most of the nutrients, while the house plant is constantly artificially rejuvenated. That is why field plants have a lower concentration of vitamins, resins and esters than those grown by humans.
A number of psychoneurotic diseases, including epilepsy, can become a contraindication to use.