Salvia. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Salvia, the Latin "salvare" to save, is seen as a remedy with many medicinal properties.

Properties of Salvia

* Salvia leaves are rich in falvonoides and an essential oil that gives an aromatic fragrance.
* Salvia exerts a choleretic (increases bile secretion), antispasmodic and relaxant músculosdel stomach and intestine.
* The sage oil is antiseptic.
* It has beneficial properties for intestinal fermentations, twenty bloated, belching, poor appetite, slow digestion.
* The sage for its phytoestrogen content is used for irregular menses, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, leukorrhea.
* Normalizes the menstrual function in women and irregular menses, low abundance or painful, sage helps induce and regulate menstruation.
* Improves the symptoms of menopause, especially hot flashes.
* The essential Lube acts on sweat glands and, therefore, reduces excessive sweating that occurs, especially during menopause.
* It has a slight hypoglycemic function (improvement ladiabetes).
* Infections of the mouth and pharynx.
* For external use: stomatitis, pharyngitis, wounds, dystrophy of the vulvovaginal mucosa.
* A chest rub with essential oil and a little olive oil is very useful for respiratory disorders (bronchitis, etc.)..

Contraindications of Salvia
* Pregnancy, lactation, renal, breast tumors estrógenodependientes. Drug treatments with estrogens.
* PLS USE No dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.
* Do not use or topically applied to children under six years or people with respiratory allergies or with known hypersensitivity to its oil. essential.

Side effects of Salvia
- In high doses, saslvia essential oil can be neurotoxic and convulsive.
- For topical may cause skin irritation.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3
* As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.
* It is recommended not to lengthy treatments. Best discontinue treatment.
* If you use people with diabetes, the physician should monitor blood sugar whether to adjust the dose of insulin or oral antidiabetics.

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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