Sage Island of Pag > Pag
SAGE is a medicinal herb of great healing capacity, very commonly used. The leaves and flowers are picked in May and July, while in bloom. It is dried in a dry and airy place but not in the Sun. It contains essential oils, potassium, sodium and bitter matters. Sage helps healing colds, inflammations of respiratory organs, but also the problems of the oral cavity. For example: it is enough to rub teeth with fresh leaves to avoid periodontosis and to whiten them. Warm sage tea is excellent diuretic; it is used also to cure the problems with liver, bile, rheumatism, tremor, diabetes, obesity. Moreover, it helps the metabolism and strengthens the nerves. The tea is prepared in the following way: 2 dl of boiled water are poured over a few leaves of sage. The tea is than covered and left to cool off. Sage is also prepared with milk. It is best when a teaspoon of sage-blossom honey is added to this drink. Honey can be purchased from the local people. The tea is drank while warm and serves to fight cold and hoarseness. Sage can be used for preparing wine, also. Sage is boiled in half a litre of wine and half a litre of water. It has to be drank warm, two cups a day. It has good influences on the whole organism, especially on kidneys and liver. It is also used for washing festering wounds and for reducing the temperature.