Sage as a Herbal Remedy

Sage is known to help improve lifespan. Sage is a herbal remedy that has been used for this purpose for several years. It is also said to be able to help restore memory in elderly patients. There are different varieties of sage available, including Greek sage (Salvia fruticosa), Purple sage (Salvia officinalis), and Green sage (Salvia officinalis). Herbalists tend to use the Purple sage most often, but a combination of Green and Greek sage is also used.

To prepare a herbal remedy from sage, its leaves and plants can be used. Sage plant leaves are considered by some herbalists as drying and estrogenic, and this property makes the leaves very useful in treating many different problems, including weaning. Fresh sage leaves are used by various herbalists to help stimulate the digestive system. Summertime is the best time to harvest sage leaves.

Sage plant root is used in several different herbal preparations. In Chinese herbal medicine, this root is made into a tonic, which is commonly used for "moving" blood that is stagnant. Hence, this herbal remedy is especially useful for women undergoing menstruation and during times of heart problems, including angina. The sage plant root is considered to be a sedative and cooling.

Sage can be prepared several different ways and it can be used for many different ailments. It is very commonly used to treat insect bites, skin sores, and skin scrapes. Sage cream is used in France to treat many different skin conditions.

As a mouthwash herbal remedy, sage can be used to treat sore throats, gum disease, tonsillitis, and mouth ulcers. You will need to ensure that the sage is diluted enough to help prevent aggravating the condition that you are treating.

You can also prepare a hair rinse with sage to help your dry hair, to treat dandruff, and to restore color to hair that is turning gray. Simply infuse 20 grams of sage leaves into 1 cup of water and rinse your hair with it.

This herbal remedy can also be used to stimulate your liver and improving digestion. It can also be used to reduce lactation when weaning your baby off. It also helps with the night sweats during menopause. A sage tincture can help deal with the many menopausal symptoms as well.

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