Description. Sage has a wide variety of pharmacological effects: disinfectant, diuretic, local anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, sedative, antiseptic, expectorant, antipyretic, astringent, and sweat-reducing. It contains vitamins A, C, E, K, group B - B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, beta-carotene, macro- and microelements – magnesium, potassium, copper, zinc, manganese, calcium, and iron. Therefore, sage is used to treat many diseases: ulcers, gastritis, diarrhea, intestinal spasms, stomatitis, periodontitis, gingivitis, respiratory diseases such as tonsillitis, cough, laryngitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia. The plant is used to alleviate damage to the skin -- if there are wounds, ulcers, abscesses, as well as for frostbite, burns, and bruises. It also helps treat hemorrhoids. Sage will help if a person has neurodermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, acne, endocervicitis, adnexitis, ovarian dysfunction, or infertility. Women use sage for painful menstrual periods, to correct excessive milk flow during nursing, and to reduce hot flashes during menopause.
Use. It is used for rinsing the mouth to treat stomatitis, catarrh of the upper respiratory tract, and tonsillitis. It also helps to treat gynecological diseases in the form of therapeutic douching. Externally used for hair loss. Herbal tea from sage is a healthy and natural drink. It is used when treating skin diseases and the gastrointestinal tract, impotence, infertility in men and women, tonsillitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, and stomatitis. The drink is also taken during menopause to improve memory, or to alleviate poisoning and nausea. Sage is combined with other herbs in various phytocollections – bronchial, chest, gynecological, menopausal, gastric, and hepatic. Some people inhale sage to treat asthma.