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Sage for tonsillitis, gum problems, liver and kidney disease, and other conditions

Salvia , Salvia officinalis , a medicinal plant highly appreciated and used since ancient times for its therapeutic qualities: digestive, astringent, tonic, stimulating …

Sage leaves are mainly used both internally preparing an infusion of sage, and externally making lotions, gargles or baths. We can also find the essential oil of sage.

This aromatic and medicinal plant is native to Europe and is currently grown practically all over the world. It has narrow leaves, petioled and in a grayish-white tone especially on the underside. Sage flowers can be bluish, purple, or pinkish-white.

Sage belongs to the botanical family of Lamiáceas or Labiadas , like other aromatic and medicinal plants very popular for their qualities such as thyme , oregano , basil or rosemary .

Medicinal properties of Salvia

Among the active principles of sage we find:

  • Essential oil: among them cineole.
  • Flavonoids: luteolin, glycosides and apigenin.
  • Tannins

We can say that sage has action:

  • Antiseptic
  • Antidiaphoretic
  • Healing
  • Antioxidant
  • Digestive
  • Choleretic
  • Antibacterial
  • Hypoglycemic
  • Astringent
  • Spasmolytic
  • Antidiarrheal
  • Fungistatic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiviral

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Benefits of Salvia

Sage stimulates the appetite

Combat excessive sweating

It improves conditions of the mouth such as inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) or sores.

Inhibits the proliferation of fungi

Stimulates bile production

Helps regulate menstrual disorders

Sage is used as a mild hypoglycemic agent in diabetes

Promotes wound healing

Applied externally reduces edema

It improves conditions such as angina, tonsillitis, sore throat, cough, laryngitis or hoarseness.

It is an effective plant for cramps

Contributes to good digestion

Sage improves gastrointestinal tract ailments such as gas or flatulence.

Supports liver and kidney function

It improves respiratory ailments such as asthma, bronchitis or colds and colds.

Used to stop diarrhea

Sage is beneficial for people with gout or high uric acid.

Relieves symptoms of menopause like hot flashes and sweating

Externally it is used to reduce inflammation, clean wounds and disinfect them, for bites of insects, spiders, bees, etc.

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How to take Salvia

Sage infusion : Put a teaspoon of dried sage (if it is fresh, double it) in a cup and add 200 ml of very hot water.

Cover and steep for 5 minutes.

Then it is strained and drunk little by little as it cools down.

This same infusion can be used as a tonic to apply externally and also to rinse or gargle.

Sage contraindications

Its use during pregnancy and lactation is discouraged.

The continued use of sage can cause adverse effects. It should always be consumed under the supervision of a professional.

This is general information, to know if sage can be beneficial in your case and how you should take it, consult a health professional who can give you some guidelines for your particular case.

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