Plants are not only ornamental or decorative, but they represent the green lung that takes care of the mind and body because with their scent and their infinite uses they help us in everyday life.
Did you know?
Sage, known in the kitchen for scenting and flavoring meats, roasts and creams, is actually also a plant with exceptional therapeutic properties. The ancient Latins considered it a sacred plant; It has long been used to treat ailments and discomforts including indigestion , ulcers , tremors , dizziness , etc.
Its fragrant leaves help in digestion, in promoting appetite, in reducing blood sugar, triglycerides and total cholesterol. Therefore it is also a valid ally to counteract mild cardiovascular disorders and to keep veins and arteries in good health .
Sage has long been known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties ; and also able for example to treat cold sores, thanks to the presence of terpenes and terpenoids. Instead, the antiviral properties are to be attributed to rosmarinic acid. These properties are evidenced by the ancient use of rubbing sage leaves on the teeth in order to keep them strong and healthy and to prevent and treat gingivitis.
The plant is also recognized as having an important estrogenic action, which acts effectively as an anti-sweat. It can therefore be an ally against menopausal disorders such as hot flashes and excessive sweating.
It is also valuable against water retention, edema, rheumatism and migraines .
Sage is also particularly suitable for relieving nervous and fatigued states : an infusion of sage is, for example, recommended to give well -being and relaxation .
Do you use sage in cooking?
Try the sage and almond pesto!
A good pesto really has many uses for your dishes: it accompanies meats, perfumes side dishes and flavor and season first courses such as risotto or classic pasta. The ingredients needed for this alternative version of the classic Genoese pesto are:
- 30 fresh sage leaves
- 1 clove of garlic
- 100 grams of almonds
- Parmesan cheese, to taste
- 5 grams of fine salt
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Wash and dry the sage leaves perfectly.
- Place them without the stem in the mortar.
- Add the peeled clove of garlic, salt, whole almonds and start pouring the extra virgin olive oil slowly, pounding with circular movements and pressing well. The amount of oil to be poured is absolutely subjective, depending on the preferred consistency and your taste.
- Add the cheese as a final step
Foot bath for bad smells
- Water basin
- Cooking salt or baking soda
- Infusion of sage
In case of feet that give off bad smells there are many foot baths that can be done to stem the problem. The classic bicarbonate is fine, but you can also use an infusion of sage, with strong deodorant properties, to be added to the foot bath, together with a couple of tablespoons of coarse cooking salt that helps deflate the feet. Prepare the infusion by putting a handful of sage leaves in boiling water for a few minutes, add it to the water for the foot bath along with the salt or baking soda and relax.
Disorders of menopause? Take advantage of the properties of sage!
Try the sage in Normal Pause