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Sage: the go-to herb for health and healing

Shamanism has been a source of incredible wisdom since ancient times. Some even say that it dates back to 30,000 years. It's no wonder that shamans have always known about and understood the inner workings of our bodies. And since living in tune with nature is at the core of shamanism, they are experts at healing using natural ways. Take, for instance, the use of sage, vervain, mandrake, hawkweed, and other similar herbs. These have extremely beneficial qualities for humans that have been used by shamans for millennia.



It is only in recent times that science has come to know about the benefits of these herbs. This shows how ahead of time shamanism has been and maybe that is why people are becoming more and more aware of this way of life. The modern-day world has left many of us feeling stressed and in need of constant healing. So, ancient remedies are ever more important now. Thankfully, the information about how to use sage and other herbs for their healing properties is widely available. Below, we are going to take a look at all the reasons why these herbs (sage in particular) should be your go-to herb for healing.



1) Sage can clear out Energy in a Room


Healing is not merely about your own body. It is just as important to heal your surroundings. You may not realize this, but the energy in your room or house can get stale and be influenced by negative energy. Therefore, it's crucial to clear out the energy from your room or house from time to time. Otherwise, it may adversely affect many aspects of your life. Sage work great in this regard. Try burning sage, and smudge your room or house to ward off negative energy.



2) Sage can clear the Energy of an Object


As healing is not only about your biological body your objects may need smudging from time to time to clear out their energy. Over time, objects such as your bed, table, smartphone and car can absorb unwanted and stale energy. So, it's a good idea to burn some sage over these objects. You can do this as often as you want, but it's more important to do it for the objects that you use the most.



3) Sage is great for aromatherapy


In the last couple of decades, the holistic treatment method of aromatherapy has gone mainstream and more people use it today than ever. Aromatherapy has incredible healing effects on your body. It can balance out your energy and expunge stress and anxiety. Sage is excellent for this purpose. By burning sage you can enjoy a great aromatherapy session. Since sage is readily available, you should definitely make aromatherapy a weekly practice.



4) Sage can clear out bacteria from the environment


Many herbs have anti-microbial properties and sage, in particular, can kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses from your surroundings. It can heal your surrounding area and prevent any diseases or health conditions from ever sprouting. Many scientific studies have confirmed this effect of sage on disease-causing microbes. So, once in a while, it is a good idea to burn sage and let the smoke fill your room or house. The shamans knew this and used to do this on an almost daily basis.




5) Sage is great for Mental Health


Sage, when consumed, can do wonders for your mental health. In today's world, people are often so stressed and anxious that they experience deterioration of their mental health. This is a grave issue and it leaves people confused, depressed, and unable to use their mental faculties to their optimal levels. It can also lead to decreased satisfaction and lack of enthusiasm for life. Sage is loaded with antioxidants that can act as your brain's defense system. Studies show that sage can even prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.



6) Sage can improve your immunity


In ancient times, people didn't have the modern medical facilities that we do now. Even then, they had greater immunity than we do. Natural herbs played a huge role in making that possible as they usually contain high amounts of antioxidants that fight free radicals in the body. It is these free radicals that are often the cause of chronic diseases. On top of this, sage contains rosmarinic acid, ellagic acid, rutin, caffeic acid, which are all linked to health benefits. Sage can lower your risk of cancer and decrease the bad cholesterol in your body.



7) Sage can ease menopause symptoms


Women who go through menopause often experience discomfort and have to tolerate hot flushes, sweating, hormonal changes, mood swings, and irritability. All of this can last for up to two years. During menopause, the estrogen levels in the body can reduce and this can cause emotional and other physical issues. Sage can be extremely useful as it can ease many of the symptoms of menopause. This is why it has a history of use by women since ancient times. It can treat hot flushes, increase estrogen levels, and decrease excessive sweating.



8) Sage improves physical health


The healing effect of sage and other similar herbs on your physical health is absolutely remarkable. When consumed, sage can lower your sugar levels, alleviate symptoms of diarrhoea, support bone health, and even reduce skin ageing. Sage can also cure illnesses of your stomach, cure constipation, improve digestion, and appetite. Regular use can heal most physical maladies and is recommended, therefore, make sage a part of your daily life.

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