The sage is a plant tubuliflora, considered as a kind of wormwood, not only morphologically but also for its medicinal properties. It has a thick stem and a stout, angular, with stripes, with or without hair and rather red. The leaves are dark green on the upper surface and whitish on the back.
The plant grows in hedgerows and slopes of the northern half of the country, especially in the valleys of the Pyrenees, likes to grow in the rubble and weed in the areas sown with grass. It is considered one of the oldest medicinal plants in the world.
The sagebrush blooms in summer. Of pharmaceutical interest are the flower limbs and leaves. Once collected the useful parts, dried or air dryer.
According to various studies, the plant is especially rich in an essential oil which is composed mainly eucalyptol and thujone. We also find resin, mucilage and herbaceous parts are small amounts of adenine and choline. Also, the leaves contain vitamins A, B and C.
In general, the plant will recognize and snacks tonic properties, similar to those in wormwood, also has the power to induce and regulate menstruation. Women in ancient Greece were aware of the virtues of this herb and its use was widespread as favoring menses, even for years were attributed abortifacient properties.
Actually this plant is particularly indicated in cases of anorexia, heavy and slow digestion and irregular periods or no menstruation. His action is a little weaker than other herbs of the family, but not a continuous plant and higher doses than those listed may cause nervous disorders and even seizures, especially in children. These undesirable effects are caused by thujone, a substance present in the essence. Consumption should also be avoided in pregnant women, because although it is unclear that could cause an abortion but it can interfere negatively in the development of new being.
Finally, we have to mention your digestive tract disinfectant action and parasite in general, although this is not the main action of the plant.
Remember that the plant is toxic in high doses. Mugwort pollen can cause allergy and its use is discouraged in pregnant women.
Infusion. 30 g of dried leaves and flowers are added to 1l. Of boiling water sweetened with sugar or honey and a cup of tea in the morning. This form of administration is particularly recommended for women with difficult periods, for this administration should be started 5-6 days before the beginning of the period.
Powder. Mix a small amount of dust from the plant in double amount of sugar. To take 4 times a day.
Can be found in pharmacies, in addition to chopped plant tablets produced, composite plant extract and presentations along with other plants.
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