Healthy properties of sage and recipes for delicious dishes

Healthy properties of sage and recipes for delicious dishes

Sage is a fragrant spice with pronounced taste qualities. It has a tart, subtle aroma. Fresh gray-green leaves have a spicy-astringent bitter taste.
Sage is used in cooking and medicine.

Who often uses spice, it is necessary to know what a healthy sage is:

Tincture from the leaves of the plant that can relieve inflammation in the throat and mouth, and tea cleanses the liver well.
The juice contains essential oils with antibacterial and hemostatic properties.
Infusions and compresses from it treat wounds, burns, skin diseases.
In addition, the plant is rich in vitamins B1, P, C, phosphoric acid, tannins.
Herbal decoction is rinsed with problematic or gray hair, as a result, their color improves, dandruff disappears, fat content decreases.
Sage is valued for its bactericidal and astringent properties, for its ability to tone blood vessels.

But most importantly, sage is an excellent antioxidant!
Sage leaves rich in essential oils, flavonoids, alkaloids, tannins and resinous substances are endowed with medicinal properties. They also contain vitamins C, E, P, PP, and phytoncides, and mineral salts of iron and zinc.

(1) — “Salvia species may represent a natural, safe, and effective treatment for many diseases and their symptoms. In recent decades, with the increase in pharmacological knowledge about the beneficial effects of sage, especially S. officinalis, these herbal medicines with antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, free radical scavenging, and antitumor activities have been found to be very effective in the development of novel natural drugs to prevent, control, and treat many minor health problems as well as more serious and complicated diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.”

How to use sage in cooking?

Only the leaves of the plant have spicy properties.

They are cut off during active flowering, dried, then transferred to glass or porcelain vessels, tightly closed with a lid and stored in a dark place.