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Article: 7 things you should know about sage!

Schmuck aus Salbei - mehr als nur ein hübsches Blatt

7 things you should know about sage!

Sage jewelry - more than just a pretty leaf

Yes, I know, sage is not everyone's cup of tea. Most people know this plant as a medicinal herb, and some may even know it as a spice in the kitchen - but that's where the love ends for many people, because sage has an intense and very unique taste.

I am a big sage fan myself. You have probably already noticed this in my leaf jewelry: You can find the sage leaf in all my leaf jewelry: as earrings, as pendants for necklaces and bracelets and rolled up as a ring.

Sage jewelry made from real leaves in silver

What fascinates me so much about this plant?

Over the years I have learned new and exciting things about sage! So I would like to tell you about 7 curious, surprising and remarkable things that form the basis for my sage jewelry.

Sage jewelry made from real leaves in silver

Sage - 7 things you should definitely know

1. The soothing, healing scent of sage

When I open my window in the summer morning or step outside my house, the scent of my sage plants envelops me like a pleasant cloak. Sage leaves give off a tart scent with a hint of citrus freshness. I find this smell invigorating, but also relaxing and calming for my soul. My whole house is surrounded by sage bushes, and I plant a few more every year. For a long time I thought that the wonderful effect that the scent of sage has on me was just a personal perception and preference. But the more I read and heard about this herb, the more I understood: This is not my imagination! The scent of sage has been used by various peoples since ancient times to cure illnesses and - similar to ginkgo - to stimulate the mind and improve concentration.

The scent of sage feels good!

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2. Sage makes your teeth beautiful

You've probably heard that this herb has anti-inflammatory properties and is therefore used as a tea for sore throats and bladder infections. But sage leaves have a lot more to offer as a medicinal and cosmetic plant! Sage tea can also be used as a rinse for toothache and is an old home remedy for whiter teeth. Unlike other home remedies such as baking powder, sage leaves do not attack your tooth enamel. If you chew one or two fresh sage leaves after eating, the rough leaf surface will gently remove the deposits on your teeth. And a nice side effect: fresh breath and inner peace are included, as the essential oils they contain also have a calming effect on the nerves!

Sage jewelry made from real leaves in silver

3. Sage tea helps with mosquito, bee and wasp stings and tick bites

Everyone has probably experienced the annoying itching caused by mosquito bites. Especially in summer, after a nice day at the lake or sea, arms and legs can be covered in large red welts that keep us awake at night. And a tick bite can also itch badly after the tick has been removed. Bee and especially wasp stings are painful, and can hurt children in particular for hours! In such cases, sage tea can also help: soak a tissue and rub it over the insect bites several times, it works wonders! Just make sure to let the tea cool down a little before applying it to your skin so that you don't scald yourself. And one more thing: sage tea helps with the pain and itching, but it is no substitute for a visit to the doctor if allergic reactions, fever or similar symptoms occur. It is particularly important to consult a specialist in babies and small children!

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4. Honeydew or pineapple sage: A kitchen herb that surprises

Sage leaves have been used to season cooking since Caesar's time. It is still used in the kitchen today, particularly as a summery, fresh ingredient for pasta dishes and salads. You don't like this bitter, rather dominant taste so much? Then you don't necessarily have to choose the type of sage that is most commonly sold in stores here in Austria or in Germany and Switzerland. There are over 900 types of sage worldwide! One exotic plant that has recently found its way into our modern kitchens and is becoming increasingly well-known (and popular) is honeydew sage. It is also called pineapple sage because of its leaves that smell slightly of pineapple. It blooms beautifully red and has a fruity aftertaste in addition to the familiar sage note. You can now buy it as a potted plant in well-stocked garden centers or order it from specialist retailers. Try it out! In salads, or as a surprising ingredient for infused water recipes, for example combined with lemon. A wonderful thirst quencher, especially when the thermometer climbs above 30 degrees again!

Sage leaf rings in silver

5. Chia seeds are sage seeds

Of course I know chia seeds: the small, black and white balls are almost tasteless themselves, but visually they are a great ingredient for yoghurt or smoothies, for example. They also contain a lot of protein and when mixed with water they form a gel-like mass that can replace egg whites and gelatine when baking. This is why they are particularly popular with vegans. However, I didn't know for a long time that chia seeds are the seeds of a type of sage! The name "Californian chia" doesn't give that away. But in fact it is: chia seeds are the seeds of a sage plant. What is a modern ingredient for healthy food here, however, has been known to the indigenous people of North and Central America for a long time: they traditionally use chia seeds for baking bread or for porridge. The indigenous people even use Californian chia as a weather-resistant and naturally environmentally friendly building material. Perhaps this application will one day migrate across the ocean to us in Europe.

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6. A sacred plant: special sage species among Native Americans

Salvia divinorum and Salvia apiana are two very special types, as they were used by some of the indigenous tribes of North and Central America as plants for their sacred rituals and ceremonies. The shamans of the Mazatecs, a Mexican tribe, made a drink from Salvia divinorum , the "sage of the gods" or "Aztec sage", which led to visions. As the shamans sought the advice of the gods in this way for important political decisions, this type of sage was important for all considerations that concerned individuals or sometimes even the whole tribe! The same applies to Salvia apiana , the "white sage", which was used as a dried herb for fumigation in the ceremonies of some North American tribes. In addition to visions, this type is said to stimulate the mind and have an air-purifying effect, like frankincense does for Catholic Christians.

Sage jewelry made from real leaves in silver

7. Sage leaves are soft and beautiful

As a medicinal remedy, as an invigorating aromatic plant, as a holy herb or as a tasty kitchen ingredient - sage plants fascinate me with their incredible variety! When I hold a sage leaf in my hand, this small green in itself seems to be a work of art: the elegant, narrow shape, the surprisingly strong leaf veins, these fine, soft hairs on the surface - absolutely unique and for me an important inspiration and model for my sage jewelry!

That's why you'll often find sage leaves in my natural jewelry, taken directly from the plants that surround my house.

Sage jewelry is a must for me, and so I always like to work with new ideas around this plant.

Sage jewelry made from real leaves in silver

Order your jewellery online

We live in a fast-moving time, and since I want my handmade jewelry to reach you quickly and safely, you can order your jewelry online on my homepage.

My natural jewelry is produced by me with craftsmanship and a lot of love, so that each piece is unique.

So if you have found your personal favorite piece in my leaf jewelry and would also like to make someone else happy, you will never receive two identical rings or pendants - everything is unique.

Just as handmade jewelry is always something special, so is my leaf jewelry. Naturally beautiful!

Sage jewelry made from real leaves in silver

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