Benefits of Sage Herb for Health, Skin and Hair

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Sage Herb
Sage Herb

Sage-HerbBenefits of Sage Herb for Health, Skin and Hair

Sage herb also called garden sage or common sage is a well-known herb known since ancient times. In Latin, sage means to be saved. It has so many medicinal properties that can be used for many purposes. Chinese and Europe medicines use this herb widely. There uncountable varieties of this her but among which few are well known. Clary sage has aromatic leaves and is used to throat gargle infusions. Three-lobed sage is a large perennial shrub which consists of lobed leaves and is found mostly in Mediterranean regions. Usage of this herb is mostly in teas which can be called as sage tea. The leaves of pineapple sage are used as flavor in desserts and drinks. Azure sage can be found in Mexico and can be used as herbal panacea.

Sage Herb

Health Benefits:

1. Anti-inflammatory:

Use sage tea to gargle and sooth inflammations in throat. If your mucous membrane of mouth or throat has inflammation, then this herb can cure it.

2. Excessive Sweating:

Take the dry leaves or its infusion to reduce the sweating up to 50%. It can help you get rid of bad body odor.

3. Indigestion:

Sage is good for gastrointestinal problems. It can treat debility of stomach and improve digestion. Intake of sage tea can improve the flow of digestive, pancreatic and bile juices.

4. Dental problems:

Usage of sage water as mouth water can prevent dental problems, gum problems and throat infections. Simply gargle the tea.

5. Asthma:

Anti-spasmodic effects of sage can relatively reduce some tension in the muscles. Use its steam to inhale in order to prevent asthma problems.

Sage Tea

6. Diabetes:

Sage has anti-hyperglycemic properties and so keeps the blood glucose levels under control. It prevents the stored glucose in the liver to release.

7. Concentration and Memory:

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If taken regularly, Sage can improve memory and concentration especially in Alzheimer’s patients.

8. Anti-depressant:

As it works on the nervous system and improves concentration and memory, it also works as an anti-depressant.

9. Heart Health:

Salvigenin, a flavone is present in three-lobed sage which has vascular relaxant effect. It protects the heart and provides good health.

10. Others:

Other than all the above benefits, Sage also cures nervousness, fatigue, anxiety, headaches, typhoid fever, liver problems, biliousness, kidney problems, haemorrhage of lungs, measles, etc.

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Skin Benefits:

11. Anti-ageing:

Sage has many antioxidants which can reduce the signs of ageing removing wrinkles, age spots and fine lines. They kill the free radicals and protect skin from damage.

12. Tones Oily Skin:

Sage oil can be used as a toner for oily skin. It regulates the sebum production. Just take a spoon of sage and mix it in 250ml water. Steep it for 30 minutes and strain. Your toner is ready.

13. Treats Skin:

This herb has antibacterial properties and so can prevent skin infections. The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties cure the acne and prevent psoriasis and eczema.

Sage Essential Oil

Hair Benefits:

14. Prevents Hair Loss:

Betasetosterol, a 5 – alpha reductase compound can treat male type of baldness. Mix 3 – 4 drops of sage essential oil in peppermint and rosemary essential oils of same quantities. Dilute this mixture in 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Use this to massage your scalp twice a day.

15. Shiny Hair:

Prepare some sage tea and rinse your hair with it to get shiny and lustrous hair. Just take dried leaves of about a tablespoon and boil it in a cup of water. You can get rid of dandruff as well with this rinse.

16. Hair Growth:

Try a combination of sage and rosemary for hair growth. It provides nutrition to hair follicles and improves blood circulation in the scalp. Take these two herbs and boil in water and use it to rinse your hair. Do this daily for a week and see the difference.

17. Dark Hair:

The same rinse can also be used if you want to darken your hair. Grey hair prevention is one of the best hair benefits of this herb.

18. Sage Lotion:

Mix these leaves in equal amounts of rosemary essential oil and boil them with water of 6 oz. Let it steep for 3 hours and massage hair with it before styling. It will make your hair manageable and improve its texture.

So, start using Sage Herb for Health, Skin and Hair.

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