Sage Tea: For Sore Throats, Mouth Sores, Colds, Flu’s and More

I have talked about the benefits of burning sage before in my post Sage Burning to kill Bacteria but I have not talked about the benefits of drinking sage as a tea. The common folk know sage as a culinary addition to many of their favorite Thanksgiving meals but there is a lot more to sage then just eating it for it’s delicious culinary flavor. Although great by itself, it is wonderfully paired in a tea with lemon balm, rosemary and even mint.

Sage has many healing and useful properties such as:

  • Astringent
  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Mild Muscle Relaxer
  • Said to help lower cholesterol

Because sage has these wonderful properties there are a number of reasons one may want to drink it in a tea from day to day.

For women:

It has shown to be of beneficial use to those who are experiencing menopause by providing relief from hot flashes and night sweats. This can be a huge relief as hot flashes and night sweats tend to be one of the largest complaints (aside from mood swings) that effect women experiencing menopause. Even if you aren’t experiencing menopause, sage can help other women who are having troubles with their cycles. Sage can be effective in promoting regular menstrual cycles.

For men:

Although one of the more embarrassing topics among men, sage has shown to help with premature ejaculation and or “night emissions” as one might call them. Even though it happens to more men then you might think, one might find a little bit of relief in drinking sage tea now and then to help.

Great for relief from sickness:

Sage is said to be a “warming” herb and has been used to help relieve congestion, sore throats, tonsillitis, laryngitis and respiratory issues. But because it is such a wonderful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory herb, famed Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar suggests using it in a gargle to help soothe sore throats and mouth infections or sores. You can do this by creating a strong infusion and gargling it when needed.

Be cautious nursing mothers:

**If you are nursing be sure to avoid drinking sage tea daily as it has shown to reduce breast milk production significantly. Unless your trying to get rid of your milk and wean your toddler, maybe look to another herb for relief in the meantime.

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