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Sayyidatuna Mariyam mother of ‘Isa (a.s) & Benefits of herb Sage
Collated   by Muhammad Sajad ali –Abu Izzah ali (12th June 09)

"Why should anyone die who has sage in their garden?" This old saying speaks to the many conditions that can be treated with sage.

A beautiful legend about Sage is that when Sayyiduna Mariyam was fleeing from Herod no other plant would give her shelter but Sage. Sayyiduna Mariyam told the Sage plant: 'From now to eternity you will be the favourite flower of mankind. I give you the power to heal man of all illness and save him from death as you have done for me.'

And thus its benefits for Females is treating bleeding such as premenstrual cramps, menstrual bleeding & sweat, irregular menstruation, decreasing milk flow in lactating women during weaning.  Its helps against  painful menstruation, hemorrhage from the lungs or stomach, leucorrhoea, night sweats and hot flushes during menopause, combined with Horsetail and Valerian, regulates the menstrual cycle, reduces perspiration (because of its estrogenic properties),tonic after childbirth.

The herb Sage can help reduce excessive perspiration, digestive problems, sore throats, premenstrual cramps, and high blood sugar.  It is in particular used for treating bleeding, sprains, ulcers, swelling, for coughs and sore throats, menstrual bleeding & sweat, excessive breast milk, hot flashes, infertility, rheumatism, improving memory, strengthening the nervous system and for alertness, reduce gas in the intestines and, as it also is antispasmodic, to relieve abdominal cramps and bloating.

Modern research has demonstrated that sage "reduces perspiration by as much as 50 percent".

Today, there are sage-based natural deodorants sold at most health food stores.

Sage is also an active ingredient in some natural mouthwashes because its tannins are thought to help kill the bacteria that cause gingivitis.

Sage has traditionally been used to treat canker sores, bleeding gums, sore throat, tonsillitis, and laryngitis. It has the ability to fight against several infection-causing bacteria. Some herbalists, recommend gargling hot sage to soothe pain from sore throat and tonsillitis.

Like two other herbs, Rosemary and Thyme, Sage helps guard against depletion of the brain's concentration of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that is crucial to proper brain function. A combination of ginkgo biloba, sage, and rosemary may help prevent or slow the development of Alzheimer's.

New research suggests that sage may restore mental function and improve memory. The herb acts on the cortex of the brain thereby eliminating mental exhaustion and improving concentration.

Sage has a long history of use as a treatment for gastrointestinal disorders. It has been shown to help relax muscle spasms in the digestive tract, and for treatment of indigestion.

Sage contains phytosterols, reported to have a cooling action. In one study, using an infusion of the leaf reduced sweating by as much as half You may also use sage to stop  breast-milk production when weaning a child from breast-feeding.

The properties that help dry up milk, as well as sage's reported cooling action, also make it useful for treating diarrhea, colds, and excessive perspiration. It may be of value for  menopausal hot flashes accompanied by profuse perspiration. Sage can dry up phlegm, and you can gargle with the tea to treat coughs and tonsil or throat infections.

Sage Tea
Preparation of sage tea: It can be prepared by pouring a cup of boiling water over 1 teaspoon of dried sage leaves with lid on. It should be infused for few minutes before  straining and sweetening with honey, if desired. In case of fresh leaves, a tablespoon of chopped sage leaves can be used and the tea be prepared similarly.

Direction for use: Take one-quarter to 1 teaspoon of sage extract 3 times a day, 2 to 4 tablespoons of fresh leaves daily, or 2 teaspoons of the dried herb in a cup of hot water daily. You can either drink it as tea or just gargle with it.

For sore throat, gingivitis and mouth inflammation, 3 grams of sage leaf can be added to 150 ml of boiling water, allowed to steep, and strained after ten minutes. The resulting tea,  when cool can be used for gargling or as a mouthwash several times a day. Alternatively, 5ml of the fluid extract can be diluted with a glass of water and consumed thrice a day.

Sage is useful for night sweats as it reduces sweating. It also reduces milk flow in nursing  mothers prior to weaning, prevents the formation of kidney stones by dissolving residues of  uric acid, and regularizes menstruation. An infusion of sage can be applied to the scalp to reduce dandruff.

Precautions: In high doses, sage can overstimulate and should be avoided by anyone who  suffers from epilepsy. It should also be avoided in early pregnancy.

Taking too much of it for a long period of time can cause rapid heartbeat, dizziness,  convulsion, etc, So don’t take too much ...!

There is a long list of Usage for Sage!

These are just the headings of its benefits:
Bacterial and Viral Conditions
Brain and Nervous System Conditions
Cardiovascular Conditions
Female Conditions
Gastrointestinal Conditions
Genitourinary Conditions
Glandular Conditions
Liver Conditions
Respiratory Tract Conditions
Please see link for detail usage and guide

Muahmmad sajad Ali - 0753 5654 125 -UK-

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