Sage Tea Benefits for Health Not to Overlook

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I always grew sage in my garden for adding to my recipes. However, I never went so far to make a tea out of it until discovering all the benefits of sage for health by a friend that regularly began drinking it for help with the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. She was so adamant about how effective it was that I decided to finally give it a try.

To tell the truth even with all the health benefits, I was hesitant at first because of what the thought of sage tea may taste like, but decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised it was more earthy than bitter. Sage is actually a member of the mint family with plenty of rosmarinic acid for relieving painful inflammation, especially when brewed to concentrate as a tea.

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According to various studies, not only does sage have plenty of antioxidants to help combat environmental damage from free radicals, it also has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antiviral properties as well. As a result, this is one herb that has excellent potential for a variety of different health conditions from heart disease from how it may inhibit clots, diabetes, lupus, memory, depression, throat problems and related congestion from mucus, itching, inflammation of the gums and teeth to mouth sores for its healing capabilities.

I have allergies and tend to get my share of mucus from related clogged sinuses along with a scratchy throat. I have to admit brewing up her simple sage tea recipe did soothe the irritation and thinned out some mucus better than I expected.

Sage Tea Recipe

3 cups of boiling water
2 tablespoons fresh or dried sage leaves
1 squeeze of fresh lemon (optional)
1 teaspoon of raw honey (optional)
1 teaspoon of pure maple syrup (optional)

Boil the water and then add the sage.

Cover the pot with a lid and simmer the sage in the water for about 25 minutes.

Don’t drink this sage tea immediately. Instead, let it stay in the covered pot for about 20 minutes before straining and taking your first cup hot as plain or with a squeeze of lemon, a teaspoon of raw honey or a teaspoon of pure maple syrup or transferring to your refrigerator.

When you are in the mood to drink another cup, just reheat.

ENJOY!

Sage Tea
Total Time
45 mins
 
I never tried sage for tea until discovering all the health benefits by a friend that drank it on a regular basis for pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.
Course: beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: herbal tea, pain relief tea, sage tea
Ingredients
  • 3 cups of boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh or dried sage leaves
  • squeeze of fresh lemon optional
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey optional
  • 1 teaspoon of pure maple syrup optional
Instructions
  1. Boil the water and then add the sage.
  2. Cover the pot with a lid and simmer the sage in the water for about 25 minutes.
  3. Don’t drink this sage tea immediately. Instead, let it stay in the covered pot for about 20 minutes before straining and taking your first cup hot as plain or with a squeeze of lemon, a teaspoon of raw honey or a teaspoon of pure maple syrup or transferring to your refrigerator.
  4. When you are in the mood to drink another cup, just reheat.
  5. ENJOY!
Recipe Notes

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