Sage Tea to Relieve Night Sweats and other Excessive Sweating
Yes, it’s true. Grandma’s was sipping sage tea before bed time to stop the night sweats.
Who knew this garden and cooking herb could do so much. Sage is an astringent, stimulant, antiseptic, carminative, antispasmodic, and generally strengthening.
Basic Sage Tea Recipe
Pour 1 cup of boiled, but no longer boiling water over 2 teaspoons of fresh or 1 teaspoon of dried sage leaves. Cover and steep for 10 minutes, then strain. Make sure that the water is not boiling when you pour it over the leaves, or the potent essential oils in the sage will vaporize. Drink 1-2 cups of the tea a day, or use the warm infusion as a gargle. Sweeten the tea with maple syrup or honey (only if you are not allergic to honey or maple syrup).
Sage Tea Recipe Relieves Excessive Sweating
1 ¼ ounce sage leaves
2/3 ounce horsetail
1/3 ounce valerian root, mix and store in closed jar for later use
Take 1-1/2 teaspoon of this mixture, pour 1 cup of hot water over it and steep covered for about 15 minutes, let it cool. This tea will reduce nervous perspiration and prevent excessive night sweats when taken at bedtime.