Sage: applied for many centuries
Salvia officinalis is a plant that has long been successfully used in folk and traditional medicine.
The “journey” of this plant began from the Mediterranean region. Roman and ancient Greek physicians first began to use sage, the use of which have found very wide. By the way, the second name - "sacred grass" - sage received from Hippocrates. There are many varieties of plants that have in one way or another healing properties. Among the relatives of sage, there are also "harmful." This is the so-called "predictor sage" - a plant originally from Mexico, which is used as a hallucinogen. Since 2009, the turnover of this drug in Russia is prohibited. Salvia officinalis, however, like all species of the genus Salvia, is an unpretentious plant that tolerates drought well, so it is convenient to grow.
In the leaves and inflorescences of thisThe plants contain the following components: 0.2–0.5% essential oil with the inclusion of linalool, acetic acid, tannins, aromatic gums, formic acid, flavonoids and tannins. Sage seeds contain about 30% fatty oil and 20% protein, and the grass roots have coumarin. Sage, the use of which has a pronounced antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, hemostatic, tonic effect, can increase the activity of digestion, increase the secretion of gastric juice, reduces excessive sweating. For the treatment of many diseases use exactly this miracle plant.
Sage: application and preparation
Today, there are many choices of recipes to prepare decoctions and infusions of sage. Methods of preparation and quantitative ratios are directly related to the purpose of the application. Now let's talk about how to use this plant. Many people ask: "Is it possible to drink sage?" Yes, it is possible, but only for treatment purposes and only in the form of decoctions or tinctures.
Cooking decoctions and tinctures
To prepare a decoction of medicinal sage, we take raw materials and water in a 1: 1 ratio and boil the solution for 10 minutes over low heat. Infusion is prepared in the same way only without boiling.The sage or infusion of sage prepared by this method is used as a rinse in inflammatory processes, and also used as lotions and compresses for the treatment of arthritis, skin diseases, rheumatism, wounds, skin ulcers and frostbites.
Sage. Application and use
Since ancient times, sage is recognized as an excellent drug for women. As confirmed by studies of modern medicine, it found the content of phytohormones, which are similar in their action to estrogen. Thanks to the findings of scientists, it became known that sage eliminates frigidity and increases sexual desire.
The priests in ancient Egypt to increase the birth rate in the country distributed this plant to young women and even taught how to prepare tea for daily use. The use of sage during breastfeeding is not recommended.