This week, The Weekly Beet reports on how easy it is to rid the self and the home of negativity. Mary Kent sings the praises of sage, revealing the healing secrets of one of nature's most powerful herbs.
From the spice rack to the first aid kit, sage has been used as a powerful, culinary and medicinal herb for centuries. Even its name which derives from the Latin root, ‘salvare,’ means to heal! Throughout history, the Romans, the Greeks, the Chinese, and even the Arabs, used sage as a cooking herb, a tea, an oil, and even as a medicine. Sage is so incredible because the entire plant, from the leaves and flowers to even the stems, contain healing properties. What makes sage so powerful is that it is made up of resin, flavonoids, phenolic acid, salvene, saponins, tannin, terpene, camphor, estrogene substances, and volatile oils. Now, that's what we call unBEETable!
The components of sage have been proven to:
But the power of sage goes beyond the physical realm! In ceremonial practices, it was the Native Americans who took sage to another level when they smudged sage to protect, purify, and cleanse the body of negative impurities, energy, and even spirits. The Native Americans discovered that the smoke of sage had the ability to change the polarity of air long before science ever did. But once again, unfortunately, through the years, the simple act of using nature to heal was dismissed. The Beet Girls say it's time to let nature play its role. Imagine burning an herb and instantly feeling a sense of relief from anger, depression, sadness, and fear. Saging has that power!!
We use sage to purify the body and environment of:
- Negative emotional feelings such as anger, resentment, bitterness, envy, jealousy and guilt
- Negative thoughts about others or one's past or future
- Stress and worry
- Negative energies and bad spirits
Click here to learn exactly how to sage your body and your home. The Beet Girls recommend using white sage which you can buy at a local health food store or metaphycial store. Click here to buy sage online. Our favorite brand is Native Scents.
Never underestimate the power of plants to heal. Don't forget to sage. It's time to spice up your life! Don't miss a Beet. Stay tuned for next week.
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