Natural remedies with sagebrush
With artemisia we can prepare various home and natural remedies to treat different conditions. The sagebrush is a plant, of the family of the Composite and is also known as Grass of San Juan.
The active principles of this medicinal plant are: Bitter principle, tannins, resin, inulin, essential oils. The properties of this medicinal plant are several and detailed below: digestive, carminative, tonics, appetizers, stimulant of digestion, emmenagogue, in addition to acting as a wonderful soft relaxant.
The bitter principles contained in mugwort favor digestion since they stimulate the secretion of gastric juices. It is also effective to prevent the formation of gas and colic, favoring its expulsion, it is therefore carminative with what comes in handy in case of flatulence.
By acting as a mild relaxant, it exerts a benefit on the nervous system by relaxing it in cases of nervous tension, anxiety or stress.
It is also an ideal plant to regulate menstrual disorders because of its property. Emmenagogue helps regulate menstrual flow.
Both the leaves and the root of the sagebrush are used to prepare the natural remedies.
This plant can be obtained in the dispensaries of natural products, parapharmacies, and also in online stores.
Below we provide some remedies and how we can prepare them.
How to prepare 3 natural remedies with sagebrush
Infusion of mugwort for heavy digestions
This infusion gives us its digestive properties in case of having problems to make digestion lighter.
To prepare this infusion we need a teaspoon of dried leaves of mugwort and a cup of mineral water.
We put the water to boil and when it is boiling add the mugwort. Remove from the heat, cover the infusion and let it rest for 10 minutes. We fill the infusion and once it is warm we can take it. We can have a cup 3 times a day.
The infusion will remain with a bitter touch because it contains bitter principles.
If desired with a sweet touch we can put a teaspoon of honey, or a teaspoon of brown sugar, or stevia.
Sagebrush plaster to relieve menstrual pain
Because of its emenagogue and soothing properties the sagebrush plaster is effective in soothing painful menstruations.
We will prepare this poultice with a handful of fresh sagebrush leaves and a cup of water.
Boil the water and put the leaves inside when it begins to boil keeping the boil for 3 minutes. We move away from the fire and drain the water. Then crush the hot leaves, put them on a gauze and apply it under the belly or painful area.
We keep the plaster for half an hour or less if the pain calms down.
Sagebrush decoction to stimulate the appetite
For its tonic properties the mugwort is effective to stimulate appetite in cases of inappetence.
To prepare the artemisia decoction, we need a teaspoon of mugwort root and a cup of mineral water.
We put the water to boil when it starts to boil add the mugwort root, lower the heat and boil for 10 minutes with low heat.
Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 10 minutes. We fill the preparation and when it is warm we can take it. If desired we can give a sweet touch to the decoction since the preparation will have a bitter taste.
We can sweeten it with a teaspoon of honey, a teaspoon of brown or whole sugar or stevia.
From this preparation we can take a cup 3 times a day.
Contraindications of the mugwort
The mugwort taken in the appropriate doses or prescribed by the therapeutics is not harmful, it is well tolerated, so the recommended doses should not be exceeded.
Sagebrush on the other hand is contraindicated in these cases:
- People with allergies or intolerance to the family of the Composite.
- In case of pregnancy.
- During the period of lactation.