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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

Benefits and uses of Sage

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 inflammation

Improves Memory

Aids relaxation

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.**

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