How Sage overcomes various conditions?


Also known with the names Salvia Officinalis, Salvia lavandulaefolia and garden meadow, sage herb has been in use for over 2000 years now. The herb has been touted as a wonder drug to treat snakebite to mental illness apart from preserving meat. French in the medieval times called this herb as toute bonne, meaning “all is well”. Egyptians in the ancient times use this herb as a fertility drug. Herbalists and physicians in the Greece used the solution of sage and water to stop wounds from bleeding and to clean sores and ulcers.

The modern research on the other hand exposed that sage has the capability to control and treat various diseases and conditions like sore throats, high blood sugar, premenstrual cramps, controlling fever and reducing perspiration by about 50 percent, as is claimed by Commission E, the group who look after the safety and efficacy of herbs for the German government.

Today sage has found its place as an active ingredient in natural mouthwashes because of the presence of tannins which eradicate the bacteria accountable for gingivitis.

Sage also treats bleeding gums, tonsillitis, laryngitis and sore throat. Various herbalists and physicians from Germany divulge that sage is good for treating sore throat and tonsillitis as you can do gargling hot sage to get the benefit. Sage names also come when controlling Alzheimer. For example, a combination of ginkgo biloba, sage and rosemary helps in preventing or slowing down the development of Alzheimer’s.

Sage has also been associated in treating gastrointestinal disorders, it helps in relaxing muscle spasms in the digestive tract. A German study has also found that when you drink sage infusion, you get compact blood sugar levels in people having diabetes. Diabetics should take this infusion on an empty stomach to get its full benefit. You will come across sage commercially in liquid leaf extract format, the common dose one can take is 1 teaspoon three times a day. If you want to have sage tea, use 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried leaves per cup of boiling water, steep for 10 minutes and then strain. You can drink this tea up to 3 cups a day to mend digestion and regulate blood sugar level or can gargle for your sore throat.

Side Effects
A very few side effects have been reported. Like, if you take overdose of this herb you may experience inflammation of the lips and lining of the mouth. This inflammation occurs due to the presence of thujone chemical in it. That said, the benefits of taking sage are far more than its side effects and its  safe to take this herb.

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Vinay Grover
I am a Post Graduate with professional diploma in Creative Writing in English. I have been writing content for the web and print editions of the magazines and newspapers for over two decades now. I am also an Associate Editor of couple of magazines. I love writing, reading and traveling.