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Sage: Benefits of this Magic Plant

Salvia is known as women's plant and helps regulate the menstrual cycle and purify bad vibes

Since ancient times, shamans and magicians have used sage for the benefits contained in its substance. Rich in vitamins and minerals, the properties of sage provide disinfectant, healing, and digestive qualities, in addition to helping regulate menstruation of women and the invocation of wisdom in esoteric rituals.  

What is sage? The magic plant for women

The origin of the name of the sage plant, from the Latin salvare (cure), speaks for itself of the qualities of this herb used since ancient times for medicinal and magical purposes, especially for women. In addition to the elimination of liquids and the improvement of blood flow, it has multiple benefits for the regulation of menstruation.

Salvia officinalis is a species of the Lamiaceae family which is a perennial herb within woody shrubs. It has angular stems that produce small bracts very striking and different from the basal leaves.

Salvia is also recognizable by inflorescences that develop into bouquets that produce blue or red flowers and, although less common, yellow or white. The purple arrangement of the flower is what characterizes the plant, which is also used for ornamental and culinary purposes.

Moreover, sage has a very particular aroma that is often unpleasant for animals and insects, and therefore repellent. Some species of salvia officinalis have hairs on the stem and flowers to prevent water loss. It is precisely these hairs that release volatile oils that are responsible for the characteristic smell.

How to grow sage

Due to its multiple benefits, sage is a very popular plant for herbal lovers and can be grown indoors or outdoors. In any case, you should know that salvia needs neutral and not very sandy soils that favor good drainage and air circulation. Acid and heavy substrates are counterproductive.

To plant salvia in pots you have to make sure that the pot is quite wide, about 25 to 30 centimetres wide. The cuttings must be about 20 centimetres apart, and the substrate must contain a lot of fertilizer to get the potassium, magnesium, and nitrogen it needs to grow.

The salvia plant needs a temperature always above 15 degrees, with acceptable lighting, preferably by indirect light. If you grow it indoors, make sure there is good air circulation.

One of the main causes of sage death is over-watering and puddling in the pot. When it has grown, it is advisable to water it only when the soil is observed to be dry.

Health and magic properties of salvia

The sage plant has medicinal and magical properties discovered since ancient times, especially in the field of hormonal regulation of women and uses in rituals and spells of disinfection and cleansing.

1. Sage benefits for women

Salvia is a magical plant known for its regulating properties of a woman's menstrual cycle. This plant decreases the consequences of menstruation on a woman's body, such as cramps, swelling, and headache. It is also indicated for the regulation of menopausal problems.

Sage tea is an adequate way to take this plant, with an astringent but pleasant trace. It contains vitamins, minerals, and components to reduce inflammation and regulate female hormones. Salvia contains substances called phytosterols that have estrogenic qualities that prevent menstrual irregularities.

2. Sage plant and medicine

Several university studies have concluded that in addition to its properties suitable for women's health sage has benefits for the body in general. Among its popular uses stands out sage tea intake as a digestive before episodes of indigestion, as a relaxant after vomiting and as a tranquillizer against nerves and stress.

Salvia has traditionally been used for respiratory conditions, from angina and pharyngitis to aphonia and cough. It has proven anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that help strengthen the immune system and fight infections. Sage is a detoxifying, healing and diuretic plant.

3. Magic properties of sage

Since ancient times, sage has been used by shamans and witchcraft, especially in rituals and white magic spells. One of its main functions is to cleanse and purify energy from incense and burnt leaves, as the smoke of sage is considered to contain purifying energies.

Burning salvia is useful to eliminate the person's bad energies if we surround a person's body with a sage candle. In rituals, the magic plant sage is also used to invoke wisdom and so many seers and mediums use its benefits. 

How to use salvia in health and magic rituals

Salvia is used above all in infusions, to benefit from its medicinal properties, and in incense, for magical rituals and spells. There are also other ways to use sage, which we tell you about below.

1. Sage tea

Sage tea is an effective remedy against diarrhoea and menstrual cramps, for the healing of mouth sores and infections, and for promoting digestion.

For a cup of water use 5 or 6 dried sage leaves. Let it boil and when it is boiling add the leaves. Let it boil between 10 and 15 minutes, and when it cools down, you can drink your salvia tea. If you want to eliminate liquids, add lemon juice, two teaspoons of cinnamon and bay leaf to the infusion. For sore throat, add honey or cayenne.

2. Sage wine

Sage wine is used to enhance the effects of this plant for menstrual cramps. Put a handful of salvia, about 50 grams, into a bottle full of white wine. Let it macerate for 15 days in a dark and cool place, remembering to shake the mixture every day. Strain the preparation and squeeze the plant to release its active ingredients.

One glass a day will be ideal for those menstrual cramps, to improve digestion and to lower blood sugar. The same recommendation can be followed to prepare lavender essential oil, changing the white wine for olive oil. Lavender oil is very good for beauty treatments.

3. Sage incense

Sage incense is ideal for disinfecting and is used for esoteric purposes to scare away evil spirits and eliminate evil energies.

For sage incense, it is preferable to use the dried leaves of the plant, group them in a casserole and light them over low heat. When it starts to smoke, extinguish the flame and let it burn slowly. Sage smoke releases powerful effects for purification and can be used for rituals or by spreading the smoke throughout the rooms of the house.

4. Sage herb bath

In a large bowl, add a handful of rosemary, a little thyme, and some salvia, and add some verbena leaves. Boil all the herbs together for half an hour, remove from heat and leave to cool.

Once strained, add a dash of vinegar and add everything to the bath water. Relax and enjoy the bath for half an hour. You will feel how the properties of sage help to reduce pain, relax the muscles, take care of the skin and eliminate sweat and nerves to promote sleep.