Medicinal sage is a grassy plant of the genus Salih. Its name, as you can guess, received this form for the medicinal properties that it possesses.
Medicinal sage does not tolerate too humid places or conditions, as well as severe frosts. The plant is rather whimsical, and occurs more often in a moderate climate zone. Strongly prevalent in Eastern Europe.
Description of medicinal sage
This species of sage has a long branched stem reaching a height of 50-70 cm. Stems and branches are dotted with large green leaves, small reddish flowers and fruits – small nuts. By the end of the first year, the plant can form a large bush, due to which the sage also belongs to the semi-bricks.
Medicinal sage contains a large amount of essential oils, which is very much appreciated. Although it contains other useful substances. Typically, the leaves and vertices of plants are collected, after which various tinctures and decoctions are made of them. Although there are other ways of using such valuable raw materials. Useful properties:
– Has disinfectant, haemostatic and anti-inflammatory properties. Due to this, he found wide use in diseases of the oral cavity (for toothache or bleeding gums, for example). Although it is also used for the treatment of wounds, especially purulent.
– Drugs based on it are used in the treatment of the liver, kidneys, gall bladder.
– Helps with diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract. In this case, it is often used as inhalation.
– Has a positive effect in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (gastritis, ulcer, colitis, etc.).
– Has a diuretic effect, reduces perspiration.
– Strengthens the nervous system.
In general, medicinal sage is a very useful plant. However, it is used not only in medicine, but also in cooking, perfumery and horticulture. And it is not surprising, after all, it is a salsify a very beautiful plant with a pleasant aroma.