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Sage

 

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Sage is easily recognized because of its fragrant smell and distinct taste that adds flavor to a number of dishes. Many may not realize that when you incorporate sage into your cooking, you are offering up some very real health benefits as well. Sage can be taken in different forms that include sage tea, essential oil, and extract. Traditionally, it is said that 1 cup of sage tea a day maintains health in old age.

 Properties: antiseptic, astringent, stimulant, carminative, antispasmodic, nervine, generally strengthening, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral

 Uses:

  • Remarkable help with excessive sweating, hot flushes and night sweats. Take a cup of cold sage tea before bed to stop night sweats.
  • Improves brain function, including memory. (Maybe that’s why a wise person is called a “Sage”?)
  • As a gargle and mouthwash soothing for sore throats, laryngitis, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers, and inflamed and tender gums.
  • Tea relieves stress, helps depression and nervous exhaustion, post-viral fatigue.
  • Helpful with digestive problems, relieves constipation, abdominal cramps, and nausea.
  • Extract helps with inflammation in the body, like rheumatoid arthritis, and other ailments.

 Most users experience greater energy, better sleep, increased cognitive functions, and overall better health.

It is recommended that sage extract should only be used for one week at a time. Stop using the extract for a few days, then it can be used for another week.

Nursing women should beware that sage has the reputation of stanching the flow of milk.

Please consult your physician for any questions and how sage may interact with medications you may be taking.

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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.