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Sage has been valued since ancient times as an effective medicinal plant that alleviates many ailments. This healing power is based on a variety of valuable ingredients such as essential oils, tannins and bitter substances. Of course, the consumption of sage is not completely harmless. It is precisely the natural active ingredients that turn into the opposite in an overdose.

  • Thujone causes dizziness, hallucinations and epileptic seizures
  • The essential oil cineole damages the central nervous system and the respiratory tract
  • Bitter substances trigger nausea and vomiting

While sage is good for health in small amounts, a daily dose of 6 leaves or more is considered toxic. This applies primarily to tea, which should not be drunk for a long time. As a precautionary measure, pregnant women are advised not to consume sage in order not to trigger premature labour.

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