Sage taken as a tea, gargle, or mouthwash is an effective antiseptic for sore throats, laryngitis, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers, and inflamed and tender gums.
Not suitable for children, don’t use if allergic to Salicylates (Aspirin).Recipe for Sage Tea & Gargle
1 ounce sage leaves
3/4 ounce fennel seeds, mix and keep in jar for later use.
Take 1- 1/2 teaspoon of this mixture, pour 1 cup of boiling water over it and steep for 10 minutes. Use as a gargle for flu and inflamed throat. Drink as a tea for infections of the mouth and throat. The fennel gives the tea a sweet, mild, licorice-like flavor.
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