The sage (Savia officinalis) is a gentle herb that has been very helpful with the inflammation of the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat, inflammation of the gums, it is useful for gastric and intestinal catarrh and it is a great remedy against bloating and cramps.
The sage is an old herb that the Romans brought in Western Europe. Because of its exceptionally healing effects this herb has been cultivated since the Middle Ages. A book about the sage on incredible 414 pages was published in 1688 in Europe.
The sage acts as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic agent because of its essential oil. The value of the sage essential oil is determined based on the amount of thujone, which is its main ingredient.
The sage is a great help for all kinds of inflammation of the oral mucosa, the mucous membranes in the throat and especially the gums. The withdrawn and bloody gums should be treated by rinsing with sage tea. The sage also helps in the elimination of the bad breath. Also, the sage is used against the gastric and intestinal catarrh, and helps against bloating and cramps. One tablespoon of sage tea several times a day, half an hour before meals can quickly help you.
Considering the fact that there is a large amount of essential oil in the sage, you should drink the sage tea occasionally in order to avoid any side effects.
The sage herb has such an important role in the refined cuisine, for example in the Italian cuisine, where the sage is used in the finest recipes.
The sage is certainly the most natural cure for hoarseness, sore throat, inflammation of the throat and the tonsils. If you have any of these problems, you should prepare the tea as follows: take a few sage leaves, pour hot water over them and let it sit for 5 minutes. When it is slightly cooled off, rinse the throat with a few tablespoons of the tea. There will be constriction of the throat which is healing, but certainly uncomfortable for children.
You can mitigate this effect if you prepare tea with sage leaves and chamomile. You should rinse your throat on every 1-2 hours.
You should take 45 grams of sage and boil it for 20 minutes in half liter of milk with a tablespoon of honey and this will help you in the treatment of hoarseness caused by a cold. If you have this kind of problem, you should prepare one cup of it, divide it in three parts and drink it during the day.
The tea prepared from equal parts of sage and tormentil (Potentilla tormentila) reduces the night sweats for people with heart problems and those who recover from severe illnesses. If you suffer from night sweats, you should take 50 drops of tincture of sage before going to bed.
The old festering wounds will heal quickly if you rinse them and apply coatings with sage tea on them. When the coating gets dry, you should dip it in the tea again.
The cure against inflammation of the urinary tract should be prepared as follows: take one tablespoon of the mixture of equal parts of sage, birch, bearberry, flower of marshmallow and horsetail, then pour half a liter of boiling water over it and leave it covered during the night. You should strain it in the morning and drink it in small cups during the day instead of water.
Against pain and cramps in the stomach you should take 10 grams of flowering branches of sage and pour 1 liter of boiling water over them. You should drink one tablespoon of it before meals.
The sage boiled in a mixture of half water and half wine cleans the blood, strengthens the nervous system and prevents the shaking of the hands.