Sage Herb - Herbal Tea
Native to the Mediterranean region and Europe Sage is a small shrub type plant that has silvery green leaves and blue to purplish flowers. Sage is often used in the kitchen as well as being used medicinally and spiritually. In cooking Sage has a peppery taste and is often used in dressings at Thanksgiving time in the United States and is used in sausages in Germany.
The Latin word for Sage is translated as ‘to heal’ and is thought to have many medicinal purposes. Sage is grown ornamentally and is included in many herb gardens and in kitchens as kitchen herbs.
Herbal Tea Recipe
Sage tea can be prepared by steeping 1 teaspoon dried herb in 8 ounces of boiling water for 5 – 10 minutes; not to be used more than 3 times a day.
Sage Uses & Herbal Remedies
Sage Tea Benefits
Sage tea has been used to treat sore throats and coughs, the tea can also be swished in the mouth to treat gingivitis and gum inflammation and cancer sores.
Sage tea can help aid digestion and has been used to regulate blood sugar when drunk before eating.
Sage has traditionally been used to treat rheumatism, and to aid in heavy menstrual bleeding and to lessen perspiration.
Sage is thought to help fight and treat Alzheimer’s disease and is believed by many to improve memory, strengthen the nervous system and sharpen the senses.
Sage is thought to be beneficial in lactating women who are weaning as it will help dry up the milk supply.
Sage is often burned to cleanse an area of negative energy also known as smudging.
Medicinal doses of Sage should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Medicinal doses of Safe should not be used by persons prone to seizures.
Large doses and excessive use of Sage is discouraged and may be harmful.
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