Sage is a plant with many properties for health. One is to help deflate the abdomen, making it ideal for weight loss diets. Meet in the following article the benefits of salvia.
What to know about sage?
It is a species with Mediterranean origin, belonging to the mint family and grows as a shrub. The leaves are green and oval color, red, pink and white. It has a long history as a medicinal plant and also as an ingredient for many "potions". It was said that who consumed sage leaves acquired wisdom.
Sage has many uses, from food to beauty treatments. Its aroma is used in lotions and creams for skin care, hair also. For his taste, it is used in preparations in the kitchen. Some of the properties of sage are:
- It is anti-inflammatory, so it helps relieve muscle aches, rheumatism or arthritis
- It is astringent
- It is a powerful antiseptic, ideal to eliminate throat infections
- It is spasmodic, used for stomach or muscle spasms
- Combat viruses and bacteria
- It offers a lot of vitamins A and C
- Strengthens the immune system
- Relieves respiratory and digestive problems
- It helps control blood sugar levels
- Excessive sweating increases for their desiccant properties (for cases of fever)
- It is proven that serves to relieve pain related to menstruation
- Calm headaches and belly
- Prevents fluid retention
- Promotes healing of wounds and ulcers
You know that sage is contraindicated for women in lactation period and for patients with kidney failure or autonomic instability. This is due to their large amounts of thuyona, neurotoxic in high doses, can result in seizures. In turn, it has abortifacient capacity, so it is not recommended for pregnant women.
Does salvia for a flat stomach?
That's a very popular consultation and clarify worth. This plant used in cooking or beauty treatments and as previously said with excellent properties for various ailments or disorders is also very good for those who want to enjoy a flat stomach in a short time. It is ideal for women who are dieting (and men too), because among the benefits of salvia is the fact that you can regulate the digestive function.
Consuming tea or infusion sage can prevent and relieve inflammation produced by stomach ailments, such as due to ingesting a large amount of food (what is known as a binge) or eat some food we are not used ( such as fried example, chocolate, etc). It also serves to not stop enjoying a "permitted" during the diet, as these foods are eaten with despair and often fall down quite heavy.
Infusion of this plant can also be used to cleanse the body, because discards the toxins that damage the body. Its properties must say that sage stimulates gallbladder, it helps fight constipation, promotes intestinal transit, eliminates flatulence, It serves to expel the accumulated gases (one of the reasons why we have the swollen belly) and facilitates the removal of liquids retained in the body (especially in the ankles, legs and feet).
Prepare a sage tea is really very simple. Just put 15 grams of dried or fresh (leaves and flowers) per liter of boiling water plant. If you like the most natural preparations, you can have a sage plant at home (in a pot in the garden, on the balcony or in the kitchen where you enter abundant sunshine) or go to dietary or herbal and purchase dried sage like any other herb.
Once water mixtures and sage let it sit for about three minutes. Then add lemon juice to taste and if you want you can sweeten the tea with a little pure stevia or honey. Unsweetened flavor can be a little bitter, but depend on your preferences.
This amount can give up three to four days. During this period, besides drinking the infusion it is necessary to carry out a healthy diet, full of fruits and vegetables, especially those who serve you for a better cleansing and detoxification of the body.
You can consume the infusion of both cold and hot salvia. It is advised to drink on an empty stomach in the morning to better stimulate the digestive system all day, as well as to more effectively remove fat and toxins. You can leave in a covered container (bottle or jar for example), in the refrigerator and drink like iced tea when you're thirsty or make an infusion with less sage if it is winter and want warm the body or enjoy a pause at work.
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