Sage is a very common and well-known aromatic herb, widely used in cooking, but do you know that it is also a treasure chest of beneficial virtues?
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It is no coincidence that its name has to do with the verb "save", sage is in fact a plant with interesting healing properties and particularly useful for women, that's why.
The properties of sage
Sage is a valuable remedy for female ailments, including premenstrual syndrome, menstrual pain and discomfort related to menopause, especially hot flashes. Generally useful for gynecological affections, it facilitates the contractions of childbirth and combines leucorrhea. It stimulates the menstrual flow in episodes of amenorrhea and regulates the cycle since it contains estrogen capable of acting on the hormonal system of the woman. Sage also boasts an antiseptic, digestive, astringent, toning, antispasmodic and choleretic action. For this reason it is useful in case of irritable colon and abdominal tension. Calms diarrhea and eases nausea. Anti-inflammatory and diuretic, sage is a valid remedy against water retention, edema, rheumatism and headache. Its balsamic effect helps to clear and soothe the respiratory tract, in the presence of colds, coughs, sore throats and other flu symptoms. Good news for diabetes sufferers: consuming a sage infusion helps reduce the level of blood sugar. By acting on the nervous system, it counteracts anxiety and depression. Effective against infections such as gingivitis, tonsillitis and pharyngitis, it disinfects and heals the skin. For internal use, it is consumed through an infusion or the essential oil obtained from it is used, while for external use, compresses, lotions, oral rinses, baths are prepared.
How to grow sage
To have sage always available when needed, grow it at home, it is easy and can be done in a vegetable garden or in a simple pot. In cultivating it, remember that it prefers sunny positions, it is resistant but fears humidity and liquid stagnation. Buy the seeds and put them in the seedbed in early spring, then in May transplant everything into the vegetable garden or into the final pot. Do not overdo it with fertilizers otherwise the taste will be affected. Prune it twice a year, before spring arrives and after flowering.