The name salvia derives from the Latin “salvarae” which means “save” or “cure”. No wonder it is called so because salvia or sage (Salvia Divinorum) is a plant with high medicinal value, being rich in vitamins and minerals and an excellent remedy in the fight against disease and cellulite.
But let’s see the benefits of this wonderful plant.
1. Salvia is a highly aromatic plant that can be used as a spice, but also as medicinal cure.
2. Salvia contains many vitamins, the complex A, B and C.
3. Salvia contains several minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, and zinc.
4. The leaves and flowering aerial parts are rich in essential oils and have a strong aromatic taste.
5. Salvia can be used as a poultice, tincture, infusion, wine, vinegar, oil and powder.
The Health Benefits of Sage
Fight against infection
Salvia contains tannin, a powerful antioxidant that helps the body to fight infections. Tannin is used to treat infected gums, FMD ulcers, sore throats, colds, tonsillitis, and fever.
A recent study by researchers from Newcastle, UK, says the sage grows the reasoning ability, helps improve memory and intellectual performance in general. Moreover, Chinese salvia fight against Alzheimer’s because of this anti-cholinesterase inhibitor compounds. It inhibits the action of the acetylcholinesterase enzyme, preventing in this way, the destruction of the acetylcholine neurotransmitter, which slows and prevents the progression of this terrible disease.
Treats digestive problems
Salvia has carminative action, helping to eliminate the gas fermentation in the gut, thus preventing the bloating.
Regular consumption of sage stimulates appetite and leads to a well functioning digestive system. Sage is used medicinal, to treat intestinal spasms, colic, cramps, flatulence and indigestion.
If you want to get rid of unpleasant traces of orange peel appearance on the hips, you can anoint with sage oil. This oil improves blood circulation, accelerates the destruction of fat cells and reduces cellulite. Massage the affected area with sage oil that you can add to almond oil, olive or rosemary and you get a skin without cellulite.
It helps you to have a beautiful hair
If you have problems with your scalp use a mixture of water with sage and you will have a shiny hair. Salvia nourishes the scalp, improves blood circulation and helps your hair grow.
Sage flower oil helps strengthen the hair that is weaker, while the plant itself is used to combat hair loss and premature whitening. A strong infusion prepared from boiled sage leaves can be used to rinse the scalp to help darkening the bleached hair, and to treat dandruff.