One of the oldest medicinal plants, sage, is a common plant nowadays. It has been used by the ancient Egyptians. Back then it was used mostly for stopping bleeding wounds, for disinfection purposes, known also for its curative properties in terms of gastric diseases.
There is an old proverb saying “who has sage in the garden does not need a doctor”. Based on this old saying, we can affirm that nowadays reality perfectly reflects this saying. Besides its curative properties, it can also be used in the garden as it helps keeping away all sorts of insects that attack vegetables and fruits such as: carrots, cabbage, strawberries, tomatoes and marjoram.
In the same matter, it also banishes insects from entering the house. You can use a few dried sage leaves for this, placing them in the closet banish, for instance. The essential oil based on sage is used in the field of cosmetics.
When it comes to beauty chapter, especially hair, sage can do wonders. For instance, to help preserve your natural color of your hair, or its natural shine, you can use sage after washing your hair with a regular shampoo. It is recommended that the final rinse to be done with sage or a decoction of sage.
You can easily prepare it as follows: You need to crush some soaked sage leaves and put 3 or 4 tablespoons of crushed soaked sage in half a liter of water. Keep it like this for approximately 8 to 10 hours and afterwards filter the liquid obtained.
Put aside the resulting preparation. Boil the remaining plant leaves after filtration in a half liter of water. After five minutes of boiling, leave it to cool and filter. In the end, mix the two extracts obtained, yielding approximately a liter of preparation. It can be used both internally (1 or 2 cups are recommended per day) or externally (used for compresses and baths).
For black hair, it is recommended a similar decoction combined with black tea. Equal parts of black tea and sage should be used for obtaining this mixture. Sage is also efficient for gray hair as it strengthens it and also restores its natural color.
Besides hair treatments, another use of sage is for stained and faded skin with enlarged pores. Combined with decoction, you can use it to wash your face every morning and evening. Additionally, you can use this preparation on the evening, as a compress on your cheeks and held it for about 15 minutes.
Another benefit of sage is that it can also be for teeth whitening. Rub your teeth with sage leaves in order to have whiter and brighter teeth. In terms of cleaning purposes, you can use tea sage for rinsing your mouth. It cleans the oral cavity giving a fresh breath.