The importance of sage goes far beyond cooking. This aromatic plant, very popular in cooking, is in fact a very valuable element in cosmetics and traditional medicine , and for this reason it should never be missing in our homes.
This plant of Mediterranean origin has astringent, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties , and is very useful in a myriad of different situations. Here are 7 things you can do with salvia that you probably didn’t know about.
Sage is widely used in the world of natural cosmetics and is present in many anti-aging creams. It has properties that help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and tone the skin.
Prepare a sage infusion in the evening and use it to cleanse your face. Simply apply a few drops to a cotton pad and apply to skin.
By using sage essential oil, cuts and wounds on the skin can be treated, speeding healing and preventing infections. Sage oil is also very helpful in reducing acne.
Mix it with a carrier oil (like coconut or almond oil) and apply it directly to the affected area.
Prepare an herbal tea by boiling 2.5 grams of sage leaves in 100 ml of water. Allow to cool and use to rinse your mouth and gargle two or three times a day.
Sage’s antiseptic properties will help clean your mouth and prevent bad breath.
Sage is a perfect repellent to keep away flies, mosquitoes, butterflies and snails. Simply put a plant on the balcony or in the garden to keep these types of insects away.
Relieves muscle pain
Sage is known for its properties capable of relieving muscle pain and rheumatism. A sage bath can relieve these types of pain, improve circulation, and relieve stress.
Cook a few sage leaves in water, let them cool for a few minutes then pour the solution into the bathtub.
Against oily skin
Cook two tablespoons of chopped sage leaves in 250 ml of water, then leave to cool. Mix two tablespoons of this infusion with two tablespoons of yogurt, then apply to the face for about 30 minutes before rinsing.
This mask helps reduce sebum production and improve the appearance and health of oily skin.
The aroma of sage has relaxing and calming properties, which is why it is one of the most used plants in aromatherapy.
Burn a few sage leaves and spread the aroma throughout the house: this will help us feel more relaxed and sleep better.