Sage is a herb with incredibly broad spectrum of action that earned its Latin name Salvia officinalis because of its great healing properties which tells us a lot about its reputation and effects.
Around the globe there are all kinds of sage, but among them only Salvia officinalis or sage has the most healing properties.
The Salvia comes from the Latin word salvus meaning saved, healthy. The specific epithet officinalis refers to plants with a well-established medicinal value.
Sage effects and activity
Enumerate all sage’s properties and activities is not an easy task. Therefore, we will mention only the most important of which derives the majority of benefits in the treatment of many of health problems. So sage possesses:
a powerful anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal activity
a powerful antioxidant and probably the best cleanser and stimulant of the lymph
boosts circulation and acts as an expectorant
great hormonal regulator (especially in women – because of its estrogen-like activity)
lipolytic, astringent and antispasmodic action
has good analgesic effects
Indeed, a number of diseases and disorders in which sage helps to be successfully removed is truly formidable!
Therefore, if you are suffering from any of the following:
swollen lymph nodes
inflammation of the liver
inflammation of the tonsils
inflammation of the gallbladder
inflammation of the stomach
What gives Sage that kind of power?
Wild sage in itself can contain more than 60 different compounds and substances that play a major role in its medical activities.
Within the sage besides the variety of minerals vitamins A, B₁, B₂ and C, and a long series of active ingredients such as alpha and beta thujone, limonene + 18, cineol, camphor, camphene, alpha-pinene, borneol, beta-pinene, camphene alpha, viridiflorola and many others can be found. These substances are most responsible and play a key role in the treatment of many diseases and disorders.
The diversity of these compounds and their mutual interaction give sage strong healing properties and create a strong action that help in faster recovery many of the health problems.
Modern medical research has confirmed the effectiveness of sage which are prooved throughout its history of use. But at the same time as this investigation continues showed are the directions of future research of this powerful plant which still has a trump card, still many undiscovered secrets.
The latest research studies
The latest research has shown that sage reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and improves memory.
It is according to a study of the British Center for the Study of plants where one group of subjects received herbal tablets of sage oil while the other group received inactive placebo pills.
Results of the study undoubtedly showed that people who used sage were far more successful in test that require words recall, than individuals who did not use medicinal plant. Recent researches have also shown that sage contains a substance that stimulates memory, that victims of Alzheimer’s disease lose.
As well interesting and promising are many other studies on sage effect in various diseases such as diabetes, cancer, dermatitis, etc., that shed new light on the possible usages of this magnificent plants.
The human body is a very complex system. Because of the interconnectedness, organes affect one another. An imbalance in one of the organs can lead to other major disorders. Removing the key cause of the problem can lead to a balance in the body and complete disappearance of symptoms.
Sage’s multiple use purpose is the key to its strength and power that is revealed throughout thousands of years.
Compounds that Sage posessed create a powerful synergistic effect which ultimately leads to impressive results in the treatment of many of health problems.
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