Healthy Living: The Benefits of Sage

Sage is a nifty little plant that does more than just produce attractive, fragrant blooms. This perennial herb has long been revered for its medicinal properties. In fact, the health benefits of this beneficial plant is well documented and has been used for thousands of years to boost fertility, treat snakebites, and ward off evil. In recent years, various studies and research has shown just how beneficial sage herbals can be on our health.

Inflammation Treatment
Sage leaves can be used to create a tea or tincture to help treat inflammatory problems, such as gout and arthritis. It can even help promote a healthy heart and good blood pressure.

Treats Skin Issues
Sage has antioxidant properties, which makes it a natural anti-aging treatment that helps diminish the look of fine lines, age spots, and wrinkles. Antioxidants also help to protect skin from free radicals. The antibacterial properties found in sage can also help prevent and cure skin infections and acne, as well as reduce the symptoms associated with psoriasis and eczema.

Benefits to Hair
Sage is filled with components that can keep your hair looking its best. For example, sage essential oil can help treat baldness and hair loss, while rinsing your hair in sage tea will leave it shiny and soft. You can also use sage to make a homemade lotion to help improve the texture and manage your hair.

Soothes Sore Throat
Gargling a tea made from dried sage leaves can help soothe sore throats naturally. Simply boil 1 tablespoon of dried sage leaves in ½ cup of water for 15 minutes. Strain the leaves and let cool for several minutes before gargling. You can repeat this treatment up to two times a day.

Considerations
The above are just a few of the medical benefits sage has and are no way a definite list. In fact, sage has hundreds of uses that help treat various issues and promote a healthier lifestyle. With that said, you should always consult your doctor before starting any natural treatment. While sage is relatively safe, it’s always best to get the okay from your primary care physician.

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