Sage is one of the oldest medicinal plants being used since ancient Egypt when it was used to stop bleeding wounds and to disinfect them. Also it has curative properties in gastric diseases.
If you put dried sage leaves in your closet it will keep insects away. Sage essential oil is used in cosmetics, and the leaves are successfully used in gastronomy.
Sage – skin, hair and teeth benefits
Sage can do wonders in beauty, especially on hair. For example, to maintain the natural color and shine of your hair, after you’ve wash it with regular shampoo, do the final rinse with sage decoction.
You need to put 3-4 tablespoons of minced sage to soak in half a liter of water. Leave it to macerate for 8-10 hours then filter.
Don’t throw the minced sage. Put it to boil for 5 minutes in half of liter of water. Leave it to cool then filter and mix the two extracts to rinse your hair.
For black hair is recommended the same decoction, but an equal parts mixture of black tea and sage. Sage is great for gray hair because it strengthens and restores its color.
For enlarged pores and stained skin, wash your face every morning and evening, with a sage decoction. You can also put a compress with this this decoction on your cheeks. Keep it for 15 minutes.
Also, if you rub your teeth with sage leaves it will become whiter and brighter, and if you rinse your mouth with sage tea it will protect your gums and you’ll have a fresh breath.