Anti-inflammatory, antiviral and digestive: it’s time to prepare a sage herbal tea

It has diuretic, digestive, antiviral and antibacterial properties. In short, the herbal tea with sage has so many beneficial properties that it can easily compete with the famous saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” . Merit of sage ( salvia officinalis ), the aromatic herb whose evergreen shrub is typical of the Mediterranean scrub. You recognize it for its typical oval-shaped leaves, covered on the entire surface by a soft down. The leaves are the most curative part of the plant because they contain flavonoids and phenolic acids.

Sage is an aromatic herb highly appreciated by women because it can relieve various female ailments , from those typical of premenstrual syndrome to those of menopause; but as I said above, the benefits that this plant guarantees to the body are truly manifold.

The sage has antiseptic properties, which is why the easy to find as the main ingredient in toothpastes and mouthwashes. Drinking sage infusions regularly can therefore help relieve dental infections such as abscesses and bleeding gums. You can also use the sage infusion as a normal mouthwash (naturally at room temperature and not sweetened): it will help you cleanse and disinfect the oral cavity.

Prevents aging
The high antioxidant content of sage means that the infusion, consumed regularly, contrasts the action of free radicals, the main cause of aging. Not only. Sage also counteracts short-term memory loss , one of the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s, and can have positive effects even in the most advanced stages of dementia , because it increases the levels of acetylcholine , an enzyme that promotes communication between the various parts of the brain.