Sage or Savia officinalis is a plant of a thousand virtues. It is effective against hot flashes, memory loss, menopause, bloating. Therefore according to the saying of Provence “which has sage in his garden does not need a doctor.”
Sage against hot flashes and sweating
Medicinal plant used in ancient Rome and Greece, the sage was subject to a sacred ritual because of its many virtues. In herbology, the sage is the most used while in Aromatherapy, chary sage is prized for its essential oil. Thanks to its phytoestrogens or plant estrogens, sage reduces estrogen during menopause that causes hot flashes. It also helps regulate excessive sweating antiperspirant for its work, a study demonstrated in 30 years. An infusion of sage is recommended to regulate the disruption caused by menopause, but also the manifestations of premenstrual syndrome and difficult periods.
Sage to tone and soften the memory throat
Memory can be improved by sage. It limits the oxidation of fatty nervous system and slows deterioration. Studies show that the sage would be effective in treating Alzheimer’s disease. As the disease is caused by lower levels of acetylcholine, sage inhibits the enzyme responsible for its destruction. To enjoy its benefits, sage can be consumed as capsules of dried leaves, leaf extract or essential oil. For the latter case, it is advisable to consult an aroma therapist. Its antiseptic properties help sage to limit the development of infectious agents, antioxidant, inhibit the inflammatory response and removes its astringent power flows caused by inflammation. As a gargle or inhalation, sage soothes the throat.
Sage against herpes labialis
Associated with an antiviral, sage can effectively eliminate this virus. Mixed with other essential oils like tea tree and diluted in vegetable oil, it applies on the button. With this mixture, you can anticipate the migration of the virus. According to research results published in 2001, the combination of sage and rhubarb helps to fight against cold sores. An ointment composed of extracts of both plants is more effective than conventional drug based on acyclovir. Its antiseptic properties allow it to treat benign lesions of the skin and slow the growth of bacteria. If you want to grow sage, prefer officinal which turns into shrub after 2 years, more resistant in winter. Drop it in a sunny spot. The leaves are picked after Midsummer.