Know Garden Sage
Garden sage (Salvia Officinalis) is an aromatic herbal shrub that has green leaves with a silvery touch. It is also known as gulsham in Hindi, neelamulli in Tamil, neelambaramu in Telugu & marameeah in Arabic.
With a firm stem & deep purple flowers, the sage plant can achieve a height of two and a half to three feet. This herbal plant is also called kitchen & common sage.
Studies show sage leaves have beneficial organic compound contents. These include tannic, fumaric, caffeic & ursolic acids besides containing estrogenic substances & flavones.
Nonetheless, oil of this herb should be used in tiny amounts to avoid sage side effects.
Get Health Benefits of Sage
Many herbalists consider using this medicinal herb in treatments such as gingivitis, eczema, bad breath, canker sores and for clearing dandruff.
- In traditional medicines, the leaves are used as a poultice that is used externally for treating swelling, sprains, bleeding & ulcers.
- Sage herb leaves can be used to obtain sage tea benefits for treating sore throats and is also found to be of use for coughs. The sage flower petals are used to garnish salads.
- White sage oil is said to have antiseptic properties that is used to prevent infection and treat inflammation & wounds.
- In addition, the sage herb is also beneficial in treating symptoms associated with menopause.
- The sage plant is said to possess anti-bacterial, anti-viral & even anti-fungal properties that can be useful in treating various disease.
- Several studies have revealed benefits of sage in its effectiveness in fighting harmful microorganisms such as herpes simplex & influenza 2 viruses.
- Oil obtained from sage seeds can give dramatic results for inflammatory conditions and skin disorders.
- A combined sage infusion is used by natives to curb digestive problems and to enhance digestion.
- The sage herb also has shown anti-oxidant properties equal to that of alpha-tocopherol.
- Used as a dietary supplement, sage oil (use in low percentage) is said to improve short term memory. Sage tea can render a calming effect on your body.
Sage is used traditionally to stop excess salivation & perspiration. Sage seeds oil is observed to render mental clarity and is said to act as a stimulant for your nervous system.
Due caution is required to avoid sage side effects (such as convulsions) while using sage oil.