Sage is a medicinal plant of the family Lamiaceae which is known for its many benefits. Originating from the peripheries of the Mediterranean, sage enjoys the sunny places. It was once widely used by many tribes not only to fight diseases and evil spirits but also to purify the air.
The benefits of sage
The sage takes its scientific name, Salvia, from the Latin salvare, which means "to heal". Its antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-sudorific, bactericidal, calming, digestive, energetic and laxative properties make it a true panacea. It is an important ingredient in the composition of several drugs.
Moreover, the essential oil that flows from it is very beneficial when inhaled to combat nervous and sexual fatigue because it is relaxing, neurotonic and aphrodisiac.
However, the essential oil of clary sage is strongly discouraged in case of mastosis, fibroma and cancerous and hormone-dependent pathology.
It is also to be avoided in patients with renal insufficiency or neurovegetative instability, as well as pregnant and lactating women and children under 12 years of age.
This plant is also known as sage officinale, Provence tea, Greece tea, sacred grass and pineapple sage and is used in the kitchen as aromatic herb thanks to its powerful, slightly bitter and camphorated taste.
Sage is highly prized in naturopathy for its benefits on the female hormonal system and the ailments associated with premenstrual syndrome.
Sage against bacteria
Regardless of season and temperature (both outdoor and indoor), micro-organisms and bacteria circulate constantly in the air you breathe.
If you are disturbed by their presence and want to purify your house at all costs in order to preserve the health of your family and the air of your home, do like the elders and think of burning sage.
To have a healthy home and a perfect work space, here is the recipe for a homemade purifier.
First of all, consider opening the doors and windows of the targeted room. Take dry sage, wrap it like a baguette or buy a sage stick in a store of natural products and burn one of the two ends. It is necessary to be careful and extinguish the flame immediately so that the stick begins to smoke, it is the same process as for the incense. The smoke that is going to emerge will make it possible to fight against the bacteria and the microbes which proliferate in the ambient air.
By repeating this operation daily, your interior will be purified and sanitized.
In addition, this home purifier has many health benefits, including headaches, cough and respiratory infections. It also prevents the onset of lung cancer and heart disorders, and treats chronic fatigue and asthma.
According to studies published in 2006 and 2007 in the journal of Ethnopharmacology, sage smoke purifies up to 94% of the bacteria present in the air within one hour and disinfects the environment Room for 24 hours.
After cleansing the air of your home or office, it is also possible to purify your body, here is the recipe for a sage infusion.
Recipe for sage infusion:
- 200 ml of water
- 1.5 g dried sage leaves
Put the sage in a cup and pour boiling water. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes and filter.
Drink this infusion several times a day.
It is also possible to use this infusion to perform gargling in case of sore throat or foot baths in case of strong sweating.
The sage, as we indicated at the beginning, has multiple medicinal virtues, it relieves the following ailments:
- Excessive sweating
- Nocturnal sweats during menopause
- Hot flashes
- Persistent fatigue
- Digestive laziness
- Depressive disorders
- The irregular rules
- The indigestions
- Respiratory problems in case of bronchitis or asthma
Bactericide simple and effective, sage is a natural remedy able to regulate all your worries (or almost)!