It is no secret to any of us over the widespread use of sagebrush, as there are a lot of novels that talk about the benefits of Sagebrush, the mouth of the validity of it all. In this article we’ll explore sagebrush and its uses through the ages, we will also talk to the group of the benefits of sagebrush and some of the side effects associated with over-eating.
Sagebrush (scientific name: Salvia officinallis/common sage) is a herbaceous plant perennial semi-shrub of the platoon oral (Labiatae/Lamiaceae), dates back its origin to the regions of the Middle East and the Mediterranean region, and spread to all over the world.
The height of the plant sagebrush 40 to 80 cm, where the stalk of the plant the four corners covered with or cotton dense and white; while the leaves are opposite, long and gray color, soft texture, and floral they are oral blue color.
The use of sagebrush since antiquity in folk medicine to treat different types of diseases and symptoms, including diarrhea, bloating, colic, convulsions, ulcers, gout, rheumatism, infections, dizziness, paralysis, high blood sugar and others. Today, they are used as a kind of flowers which explains its people or perfumed by tea. Build it in recent years, has become the sagebrush subject of intensive studies documenting the use of traditional and finding the biological effects new.
Overlooking the sagebrush names of different plant soft, and fans, and cheese, and tongue the deer, and the opening of the screen, and some of the prophet and other names.
Active substances in the sagebrush
There in the sagebrush, several effective materials, such as:
- Volatile oil content of up to 2%, consisting primarily of the trust are (in English:Thujone) also (in English:Cineol) and others.
- Organic acids and different.
- Taani data holding (Thuja).
- Acid Rosemary your Rosmarinic acid.
- Listen, including peace Picrosalvine.
The benefits of sagebrush
- Used sagebrush in memory improvement, since several studies have proven experiences of its effectiveness as a treatment excellent for memory impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Eating sagebrush improves the mental functions and increases concentration, it also smells stimulate alertness and improve memory and cognition.
- A positive effect in improving mood and cognitive performance, where help in the treatment of depression and anxiety and promotes a sense of satisfaction and calm.
- Possess anti-inflammatory properties, which contain compounds of strong anti-inflammatory, such as: cool (luteolin), and Rosemary I (rosmarinic acid).
- Help reduce hot flashes and sweating after menopause.
- Used as a remedy for cough and sore throat and many of the diseases that infect the mouth and throat, including laryngitis, bad breath and inflammation of the pharynx inflammation of the tonsils and ulceration of milk, as recent studies have shown its effectiveness in it.
- Used in the treatment of digestion problems, such as: loss of appetite, flatulence, pain and inflammation of the stomach, diarrhea, and stomach ulcers.
- Used as an effective treatment for diarrhea, abdominal pain, colic; they contain ingredients that work on the inhibition of bowel movement.
- Used in the alleviation of the aches and pains of the abdomen during the menstrual cycle.
- Work to reduce the level of glucose in the blood; but when used to control the level of sugar in patients with diabetes does not even occur a sharp fall in the level of sugar, which can cause fainting and other complications.
- Help some types of sagebrush in the Prevention of cardiovascular disease by preventing the oxidation process of bad cholesterol (LDL-cholesterol), thus helps in lowering the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the level of good cholesterol (HDL).
- Possess some species the properties of anti-bacterial germs, this makes the Essential Oil time a good alternative to antibiotics and traditional as well as preservatives for food.
- Helps the extract of sagebrush in the Prevention of tooth decay caused by certain types of bacteria, such as: the bacteria Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Actinomyces viscosus.
Side effects to the use of sagebrush
Is the use of sagebrush normal (i.e., use it in reasonable quantities) is safe in general; it did not appear any reports of adverse effects of the use of sagebrush throughout the duration of their use in many centuries.
However, there may be a negative impact to use the sagebrush of the type of S. officinalis an excessive amount, which can be caused by a high content of the trust are (thujone). Showed one of the studies that the sagebrush of the type of S. lavandulaefolia no similar combination of terms of the type of S. officinalis; however, it does not contain confidence, making the first sort safer and suitable for those who want to use excessive time as a treatment.
May accompany the eating of large amounts (doses greater than 0.5 g/kg of body weight) of sagebrush from the type of S. officinalis some unwanted effects, such as:
- Hyper-secretion of saliva.
- Vertigo and hot flashes.
- Allergic reactions.
- May be required to the occurrence of cracks due to its direct impact on the nervous system.
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