Sage Leaves 100g

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R36.57

Sage is an herb native to the Mediterranean. It belongs to the same family as oregano, lavender, rosemary, thyme, and basil.

Sage tea is made from the leaves of common sage (Salvia officinalis), a plant in the mint family. Although you may know of sage as a culinary herb, the leaves are rich in antioxidant compounds such as ellagic acid (also found in strawberries, raspberries, and walnuts) and rosmarinic acid (found in rosemary and basil).

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Medicinal Uses for Sage Tea

Sage contains abundant essential oils with thujone, cincole and camphor. These provide it with the mucus-thinning and antiseptic properties that make it ideal for a gargle, wound dressing and vaginal rinse.

Sage also contains estrogen-like substances that help ease menstrual and menopausal complaints.

Relieves inflamed throats and sore gums

Sage tea makes an excellent rinse and gargle for all infections of the mouth and throat because of its disinfecting of a sore throat. It will also soothe painful, inflamed gums, canker sores and irritated larynx and vocal cords.

Relieve menstrual and menopausal difficulties

For those with irregular bleeding or extremely light periods, drinking sage tea will make a difference. The tea also helps alleviate some of the difficulties of menopause, such as hot flashes and excessive sweating.

Relieve excessive sweating

Sage tea reduces secretions of the sweat glands and thus can alleviate night sweats, hot flashes during menopause, and stress-related nervous perspiration. Drink 3 cups daily, preferably after meals, save 1 cup for bedtime if you are suffering from night sweats. Check with your physician first to make sure the night sweats are not a symptom of any disease.

Remedy for milk production

Sage inhibits milk production by the mammary glands. Drink 1-2 cups of sage tea daily for a few days after your baby is weaned to help stop the flow of milk.

Sage bath for skin disorders

If you have itchy, weepy skin eruptions that do not heal, a bath containing a wound-purifying, astringent sage infusion may help. Steep 5 tablespoons of dried sage leaves in 1 quart of water for 20 minutes. Strain the infusion into the bathwater. Make sure you take this bath 2-3 time weekly.

 

How to Make Sage Tea

To make sage tea, try adding two tablespoons of fresh common sage leaves (or one tablespoon of dried leaves) to a mug. Fill the mug with almost-boiling water. Cover and let it steep for a few minutes. Strain the tea to remove the leaves.

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