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Cure Yourself with Ancient Aztec Herb and Plant Remedies

Sage - Salvia
(Salvia officinalis)
(Salvia lavanduloides)

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    Spanish Name:  Salvia
    Botanical Name:  Salvia officinalis, Salvia lavanduloides.
    Other Name:  Salvia Real, Salvia de Bolita, Yerba de Santa Maria, Alhucema de la Costa, Te de Mar, Chia, Meforana, Mirto
    Origin:  Mediterranean basin
    Properties:  Digestive, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, tonic.
    Preparation:  Leaf, stem. Tea/ Infusion.
    Indications:  Stomach ache, sore throat, sore gums, insomnia, nerves, diabetes.
    Side Effects:  Not to be taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
    Comments:   Sage's popularity peaked during Middle Ages. Sage elixirs were bottled and sold throughout Europe. There was a Latin proverb "why should a man die while sage grows in his garden?" The physicians used poultice of the pounded leaves for infected wounds, boiled it to wash itching skin conditions and prescribed sage tea for cold. Mexican Americans today use these same remedies. Salvia comes from Latin word salvus, meaning health, to heal. Sage tea is still popular in Greece.

Salvia Properties Used by Aztec's

    Favors Digestion
    Stimulates Intestines
    Diminishes the production of sweat, saliva, urine and mucus
    Used with success in Bronchitis and Tuberculosis cases

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Aztec Method of Use

    Drink 1 cup 3 times a day, before meals, of the brew made from 10 grams of Salvia to 1 Liter of water or better yet, take 3 to 5 grams of tincture, diluted with a little water, 3 times a day. This tincture is prepared with 100 grams of Salvia to 1 Liter of Alcohol; let macerate for 2 days then filter or strain.
    To diminish cough and the secretion of mucus:  Take 3 to 5 teaspoons a day of the above mentioned tincture

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CAUTION: This presentation is not a guide to the identification of plants or their use as a substitute for standard medical treatments. Many plants with medicinal properties are also toxic and frequently FATAL if taken at incorrect dosages or if not prepared in a specific fashion. We do not advocate the consumption of reputed medicinal plant products without prior consultation with your physicianor other natural plant products professional. Consult Your Physician Before Using a Herbal Remedy!


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