As it contains an estrogen among its active principles, sage is indicated in female disorders, from menstrual irregularities to sterility.
Properties of sage beneficial for women
Sage leaves are packed with antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties and help protect against free radicals. These herbs from the mint family, like sage and rosemary, include antioxidant potencies carnosic and rosmarinic acids. These specific polyphenols may even contain anti-cancer and memory-enhancing properties.
It is one of the most suitable plants to treat menopausal disorders because, first, it constitutes an alternative to dangerous hormonal treatments based on synthetic estrogen, and also because it considerably relieves collateral discomforts such as nausea, vertigo, hot flashes, heat stroke, etc. that accompany this time.
Also, women use sage as a natural way to soothe hot flashes during menopause. For new moms, sage can be helpful if you are trying to stop breastfeeding or are producing too much milk, although its effectiveness is more anecdotal, so take it with a grain of salt (not literally). Its dry and rigorous quality can help dry breast milk.
Also, it activates blood circulation and balances the nervous system. For this reason, it is a valid remedy for tired, anemic, convalescent people and for all those who suffer from nervous disorders of exhaustion.
Benefits of blackberries for women's health
How much vitamin C do you consume? Blackberries are among the best sources of nutrients that have been linked to good bone health, possibly due to antioxidant effects. And at a certain age, women need to supplement with more nutrients of the kind that will strengthen bone density.
There is also an equally strong presence of vitamin K in these berries, providing nearly 36 percent of your recommended daily intake in one cup. Its nutrients play a role in the deposition of new bone mineral tissue.
Berries often end up on the best anti-aging foods lists and their presence is definitely justified. Research on the health benefits of the brain in relation to cognition during aging is quite promising.
It has also been suggested that berries in darker color tones, including blackberries and even blueberries, are ranked the best in terms of anti-aging effects, as they tend to have the highest concentration of antioxidants.
What does this antioxidant water offer us for women with blackberries and sage leaves?
You have already read the good properties of these two foods that, for women of a certain age, are really more than useful and functional. This antioxidant water of sage and blackberries, is also invigorating the digestive system and has astringent properties that make it useful in cases of diarrhea, bleeding, irregular menstruation and leucorrhea.
In this drink you will also find antidiabetic properties, since its decoction lowers blood sugar.
· 15 medium sage leaves
· 2 tablespoons of honey
· 1 cup of water
· 8 ounces blackberries
Bring the water and honey to a boil over medium heat. Crush the sage leaves with the back of a spoon and add to the syrup mixture. Reserve for 15 minutes in infusion and then strain the herbs.
Meanwhile grind the blackberries in the blender and then strain the mixture through a fine strainer.
Serve a tablespoon of blackberry puree in the bottom of a glass, add a tablespoon of the syrup with the sage and top with 8 ounces of water. Serve with ice and whole blackberries in the water.