Benefits of Meadow Sage plant
Meadow sage has been known from the oldest of times as a valuable highly known medicinal herb, a fact illustrated by its mere name, which symbolizes healing.
Description of Meadow Sage plantSage is a herb from the Lamiaceae family, originated from Southern Europe. It reaches 30 to 70 cm tall, with violet flowers placed around the stem. The leaves have a whitish color and give off a bitter smell. It grows on fertile soils in sunny areas. During the winter it is recommended to cover the herb to protect it against freezing.
Proprieties and Benefits of Meadow SageThe parts of this herb from above the ground contain volatile oil. The leaves contain tannin, acids, estrogen substances, and vitamins B1 and C. Because of these compounds, meadow sage has carminative, estrogen, astringent and antiseptic properties. It is used as a bitter eupeptic and as a stimulant due to its hypothermic effect.
TreatmentsMeadow sage is consumed as tea. It fortifies the body, preventing apoplexy. It is also recommended in cases of paralysis. Sage is the only plant that treats night sweats.
Due to the properties that it has, the herb is used in treating spasms, bone marrow afflictions and glandular disorders. It gives good results against shivers. Sage tea can also alleviate liver problems.
The herb has depurative actions, eliminates mucosities from lungs and stomach, stimulates food appetite and treats stomach disorders and diarrhea. Meadow sage is also used in calming breathing problems and is indicated in treating bronchitis, cold and coughing. The herb is good for stimulating memory.
Externally, it is used in cases of bug stings by applying sage leaves finely cut on the wounds. Sage tea is recommended in cases of amygdalitis, sore throats, dental abscesses, inflammations of the pharynx and mouth.
Meadow sage infusion alleviates toothaches and bleeding gums. For this, it is necessary to use the tea for gargling. Baths with meadow sage are recommended to people with weak nervous systems or to women who suffer from affections of the pelvic region.