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They say that “rice abounds on the lips of fools” but having a beautiful smile helps in life and interpersonal relationships. Today on sale there are endless quality of toothpastes but in our grandparents’ time, the most used natural remedy was salvia sage grass. Rubbed, in fact, on the teeth, had on them a whitening and lenitive action on the gums. Sage herb, in any case, has always been considered the grass of health par excellence: since ancient times: Egyptians, Romans and even in the Middle Ages it was considered an herb capable of healing every disease. Even its name derives from this: in fact in Latin “salus” means health and also the term “salvus” means safe, healthy.
Around this plant, as always, fables and legends were born. One of these dates back to the early 1600s, when during a terrible plague that struck Europe, in France four thieves were arrested for looting the homes of plague victims: since they had done so without ever having contracted the disease, when they were convicted, their lives were saved in exchange for the secret of their immunity. They sprinkled the body with an infusion they invented consisting mainly of macerated sage leaves, together with a little rosemary, thyme and lavender; plants known for their antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Thus was born “the vinegar of the four thieves” that was widely used in the presence of infections and epidemics. Legends aside, sage, in any case, has many properties such as diuretic, laxative, depurative and antineural. Let’s take a closer look at some of them …
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