Sage honey: useful properties and contraindications, composition and application

Sage honey: useful properties and contraindications, composition and application

Sage is a perennial herbaceous plant that grows singly or in whole plantations in the fields. It is known for its medicinal properties and rich beneficial composition. And this culture is also a honey plant, bees collect valuable nectar from its flowers. During its processing, the formation of sage honey occurs - a product that combines excellent organoleptic characteristics and a huge list of healing properties.

Appearance of honey

Sage honey is a rarity, so it can be called exotic without exaggeration. The color of the substance varies from amber to deep gold.

Mass has a pleasant smell, reminiscent of the aroma of wild flowers and medicinal herbs. The taste of sweetness is unusual, tart, but very piquant and unusual.

Composition and useful properties

Exquisite organoleptic characteristics are not the only reason sage honey is recommended. The bee product is distinguished by a high content of useful elements, including:

  • sage essential oil;
  • tannins;
  • organic acids;
  • vitamin-mineral set;
  • alkaloids;
  • flavonoids.

Of the vitamins found in honey:

  • thiamine;
  • riboflavin;
  • pyridoxine;
  • folic acid;
  • routine;
  • vitamin PP;
  • ascorbic acid;
  • vitamin H.

Sage honey is known for its medicinal properties. He contributes:

  • eliminate the inflammatory process;
  • destruction of pathogenic microflora;
  • stimulation of the wound healing and regenerating process;
  • skin softening;
  • memory improvement;
  • regulation of the nervous system;
  • normalize sleep;
  • blood purification;
  • hemoglobin increase;
  • strengthening the walls of blood vessels;
  • restoring hormonal levels;
  • remove excess fluid from the body.

Sage honey is used in folk and traditional medicine.

Due to the healing properties of the honey plant, it has found its use in the treatment of many pathologies.

Medical applications

The use of sage honey is shown when:

  • heart disease;
  • neuroses;
  • insomnia;
  • neurasthenia;
  • cold;
  • angina;
  • laryngitis;
  • sinus;
  • otite;
  • pharyngitis;
  • bronchitis;
  • tracheitis;
  • gastric ulcer;
  • menstrual irregularities in young girls and adult women.

Several he althy honey-based recipes:

  • Cure for a cold. Mix 10 grams of lime flowers with the same amount of raspberries. Brew the mixture with 300 milliliters of boiling water, simmer over low heat for 5-7 minutes. Strain the finished product, cool and add 10 grams of honey. Use this decoction 1-2 times a day.
  • Remedy for tonsillitis. Chronic inflammation of the palatine tonsils is treated with honey mixed with cranberry juice. To prepare a medicine in 100 milliliters of fresh, add 10 grams of bee products. Stir the mass thoroughly, use the solution for gargling.
  • The drug for hoarseness in laryngitis and thyroid diseases. Separate 1 egg yolk, rub it with 15 grams of honey. Pour 20 milliliters of cognac or cognac spirit into the resulting mass, beat until smooth.Use this mixture as a gargle several times a day.
Remember that preparations made on the basis of a bee product are an auxiliary method of treating diseases.

You can not completely replace the medicines prescribed by your doctor: it is better to combine them with each other to achieve a quick therapeutic effect.

Use in cosmetology

Sage honey is used not only in traditional medicine. Its beneficial properties allow you to add it to the compositions of various masks for hair, nails, skin. And you can also mix it with cream, prepare lotions or tonics based on it to rejuvenate and refresh the epidermis.

The use of bee products in cosmetology is due to its ability:

  • return he althy blush;
  • smooth wrinkles;
  • stimulate the production of collagen, elastin;
  • have a lifting effect;
  • strengthen the hair follicle;
  • give strands shine;
  • prevent split ends;
  • stimulate blood circulation in the vessels of the scalp, thereby stimulating the intensive growth of curls.

Honey is added to warm water for softening baths. They are useful for the skin of the legs, as they allow you to fight dry calluses and many other defects.

Rules for choosing quality sage honey

To choose a quality, authentic sage honey, you should consider its main feature - its liquid consistency. It never crystallizes, even when subjected to low temperatures.

Therefore, in winter, it is also a viscous liquid with a pleasant aroma. No inclusions or additional inclusions are observed on its surface. This is the main criterion to consider when buying a sweet product.

Important! To be sure of the authenticity of the bee product, it is recommended to buy it in late autumn or winter.

Contraindications and harm of honey

The benefits and value of sage bee products can hardly be overestimated, but it also has contraindications. Sweetness should not be consumed when:

  • sage intolerance;
  • allergies to any bee products;
  • pregnancy;
  • breastfeeding;
  • kidney disease;
  • pathologies of the thyroid gland;
  • hypertension.

If the dosing regimen of honey is not followed, a serious complication may develop, manifested as an overgrowth of the gastric mucosa. Therefore, never abuse sweetness, because any benefit under such conditions can turn into harm.

Storage Features

Store sage honey in a place protected from direct sunlight and away from heat sources. The best place for the product is a pantry or a shelf in a kitchen cabinet. Keep in mind that the storage temperature should not exceed +20 °C.

If simple conditions are not observed, the beekeeping product may not lose its organoleptic characteristics. But its medicinal properties may be partially lost.

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