Sage is a perennial shrub with a lot of branches, which grows mainly in dry, rocky areas all over Greece. It is an aromatic plant, the leaves of which are used to make a decoction. They are also used as a seasoning. It has a peppery taste, which makes it ideal, when it comes to seasoning fatty meat and cheese. It also adds flavor to various broths and to vinegar. Its leaves have antiseptic, expectorant and spasmolytic properties. Sage helps oral hygiene, especially in cases of thrush, pharyngitis and gingivitis. It fights bloating and it is diuretic. It is considered to be beneficial in cases of profuse sweating. It fights both night sweats and palm and armpit sweating. Finally, as it has estrogenic properties, it can regulate both amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea. To make a decoction, drop 10-20 gr of the dried herb into a liter of boiling hot water. Leave it infuse for about 10 minutes. The herb must not remain in the water for too long because bitter substances are released and the taste of the decoction becomes unpleasant. You can consume up to three cups a day before meals. It must not be consumed by people who suffer from high blood pressure and it must not be consumed for longer than 1 to 2 weeks.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: ALBANIA
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