The sage is a woody medicinal plant that has leaves kind of a good size and jagged edges. The binomial name that corresponds to the sage is that of Salvia officinalis. The plant flowers are blue salvia. One of the features that draw attention to the sage is that the stamens of the plant are grouped in pairs. The flowering of this species, moreover, takes place in the months of spring .
If we are interested in collecting sage for medicinal purposes should go for the leaves of the plant (we may also collect some flowers). The best time to collect the samples of this plant is in the morning (even better if the day is sunny). To keep this plant does not have to have any special care. The chemical composition of sage includes components such as cineole, borneol, resins, phosphoric acid, asparagine and tannic materials.
The main medical uses currently made ??from sage are the remedy for diarrhea, cramps and ear problems. Sage is an antiseptic par excellence, but also has a snack and hypoglycemic qualities. If you want to prepare an infusion made ??of sage need only about 20 grams of herb per liter of water. After heating this mixture for at least 15 minutes must pass filtering the content. The recommended dose of this tea is 3 cups per day. Those who wish to use the salvia in the form of essence may take the form of drops. We recommend taking 10 drops a day (spread over three different shots). This species can also be prepared for easy making dyes in combination with alcohol solution.