10 Benefits, Properties and Use of White Sage

10 Benefits, Properties and Use of White Sage

White Sage is a medicinal plant widely used in medicine. Its scientific name is salvia apiana. The name of sage comes from the Latin term "salvare", which means to heal. It belongs to the Laminaceae family and in many cultures it is considered a sacred plant for its multiple healing properties.

The essential oil of clary sage has many beneficial properties, both for the body and for the mind. Sage is highly valued for its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

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Sage properties:

- It has anti-inflammatory properties.

- It is a powerful antiseptic.

- It has antispasmodic properties.

- Its analgesic capacity is recognized.

- It is considered an antibiotic.

- It also works as an expectorant.

- Offers a relaxing and anxiolytic action.

- It is hypoglycemic.

- It is a virtuoso antioxidant.

Benefits:

Environment purifier

When burned, sage releases negative ions and helps neutralize positive ions, meaning allergens like pet dander, pollution, dust, and mold.

This feature makes it possible to improve the quality of the air, and as a consequence, mitigate some conditions such as asthma or some allergies. Remember to ventilate the room well before entering to avoid inhaling the smoke.

Improves digestive disorders

Sage is a natural remedy to treat heartburn, abdominal swelling, flatulence, vomiting, stomach pain from gastritis or hiatus hernias.

By having a significant proportion of tannins and having astringent effects, sage helps calm gastrointestinal problems, therefore, it is used to treat diarrhea and improve digestion. A true ally of the stomach and colon.

Lowers stress levels

It is rich in compounds that activate certain points in the brain responsible for elevating mood, reducing stress or relieving pain.

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It helps to sleep

Thanks to all of the above, it can help improve sleep quality and reduce insomnia, since worries often affect us at bedtime.

spiritual and healing tool

Shamans around the world have used sage to purify, heal, and cleanse the aura. White sage contains a psychoactive, thujone, which helps improve mood. The “estafiate” variant of sage has been found to be very useful for treating anxiety, depression, and improving mood.

Keeps negative thoughts at bay

By burning sage, fumigating the plant helps to release and drive away negative energies. White sage allows its user to free themselves from the traumas and difficulties of the past. It also clears and eliminates the negative in the present and protects us from future negative energies by attracting luck and confidence.

Lowers blood glucose

Another of the properties of sage is that of being hypoglycemic, generating a decrease in blood glucose levels. This makes its use useful for diabetics when it comes to lowering their glycemic level. Of course, as long as it is used only as an aid (never as a substitute for any medication).

Relieves symptoms of menopause

Due to its thermoregulatory properties it helps to paralyze the nerve endings of the sweat glands. Therefore, it is recommended for women in the menopausal stage who suffer from hot flashes and excessive sweating, as it calms these symptoms and other typical signs of estrogen deficiency. This is possible because sage contains estrogen-like compounds that bind to certain receptors in the brain and relieve discomfort associated with menopause. Many food supplements that have sage as an ingredient are used successfully to combat the alterations typical of the climacteric.

Strengthens hair and skin

Sage is a component that we often find in cosmetics such as creams and oils, favoring hair health and being useful in some types of dermatitis and when it comes to keeping the skin disinfected (as well as promoting healing).

Invigorates and stimulates appetite

Sage has been found useful in treating muscle weakness, lack of energy, and fatigue. It also stimulates appetite and activity. However, people who suffer from psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder should avoid its use in this sense, since it can favor the appearance of symptoms.

The use of white sage

To perform a fumigation ritual, start by taking your sage and then set an intention. Your intention can be directed towards a place, a room, an object (stones, tarot cards...) to purify them. Your intention may also be directed at a request for help or healing. Once you have set your intention, take the white sage and light the tips of its leaves with a match or preferably a candle. Once you are focused on your intention and feel it, wait until a cloud of gray smoke forms, then blow out the flame by gently blowing or shaking the sage. You can use a container to collect the ashes. Ideally, disperse the sage smoke with a fumigation pen and use an abalone shell, which is a shell with powerful vibrations.

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