Benefits and uses of Sage
Who knew that Sage was so amazing? Not me. Didn’t have a clue! That is why I put together this post to highlight the benefits and uses of Sage. I have also covered this on my Instagram feed but not everyone does Instagram right?
Other names of sage include – Salvia officinalis, Salviae folium, Broadleaf Sage, Common Sage, Dalmatian Sage, Garden Sage, Kitchen Sage, Narrow-leaved sage, Sage, Salvia, Sarubia, Spanish sage, Tibbi Adacayi
So the benefits are as follows:
Rich in Antioxidants
Helps with bone health
Boosts immune system
Great for digestion and relieves indigestion
Helps with skin health
Reduces Muscle tension
Aids with Diabetes
Aids with the Menopause (Specifically hit flushes)
Great for sore throats and mouth infections
To help with a sore throat or abcess/mouth infection, gargle with some Sage tea and spit out.
This quote sums up the wondrous herb that is Sage.
‘Sage has one of the longest histories of use of any culinary or medicinal herb. Ancient Egyptians used it as a fertility drug (Bown, 1995). In the first century C.E. Greek physician Dioscorides reported that the aqueous decoction of sage stopped bleeding of wounds and cleaned ulcers and sores. He also recommended sage juice in warm water for hoarseness and coughs. It was used by herbalists externally to treat sprains, swelling, ulcers, and bleeding. Internally, a tea made from sage leaves has had a long history of use to treat sore throats and coughs; often by gargling. It was also used by herbalists for rheumatism, excessive menstrual bleeding, and to dry up a mother’s milk when nursing was stopped. It was particularly noted for strengthening the nervous system, improving memory, and sharpening the senses.’
Sage Tea Recipe
Let water come to boil
Remove from heat.
Add Sage leaves
Allow to steep for 4 – 5 minutes.
Remove leaves and add honey/lemon and drink.
**Seek advice from your Doctor first, if pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have epilepsy.**