Sage Benefits

Sage (salvia offcinalis) has many more uses other than making stuffing. I just planted some in my herb garden which inspired me to write a little about this useful plant. Even if you don't have a garden I'm sure you have a jar of dried sage in your spice rack.

Sage tea is wonderful treatment for a sore throat, menstrual complaints, nervousness and has even been used as a memory stimulant.

In fact, here's an old folk remedy recipe for a sage memory stimulant...

1. Combine 2 cups FRESH sage leaves with 4 cups of a good burgundy wine in a blender.

2. Blend on high speed for 5 minutes or until the sage is completely suspended in the burgundy.

3. Store in a corked bottle and take 1 teaspoon of this sage tonic in around 2/3's cup distilled water every day and you'll supposedly have a much improved memory. Let's see if I remember to try this later this summer when my garden sage has grown!

You can always simply make a tea by steeping a teaspoon of dried tea or a tablespoon of fresh sage leaves for about 10 minutes in hot water. Funny...I don't care for a strong sage flavor in my food but I actually enjoy sage tea now and then. Give it a try. I can verify the fact the it helps a sore throat.

This video describes the health benefits and spiritual uses of this wonderful herb by helenhealer.

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Sage is a flea repellent
by: Anonymous

Sage is also a natural flea repellent. You can rub dried or fresh sage into your dog or cats fur to repel those nasty little critters.

Sage Sore Throat Spray

Sage Sore Throat Spray

· 2-3 teaspoons dried or fresh sage

· ¼ cup brandy or vodka

· 1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil

· 1 Tablespoon raw honey (soothes & sweetens)

Pour 1 cup of boiling water over the save. Cover and let steep for 30 minutes. Strain. Add brandy or vodka, peppermint essential oil and honey. Pour in bottle with spray top. Usage: Spray directly in mouth to relieve sore throat.

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