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Enjoy your cup of herbal tea…..Sage tea

Sage tea is a natural substance made from the leaves of the sage plant (Salvia officinalis). Often used as a spice or tea, sage is also a popular remedy in herbal medicine.

Sage has a long history of treating ailments of aging such as memory loss,  improve cognitive function and may reduce agitation.

In vitro studies have shown that the herb can kill bacteria such as E. coli and stave off fungal infections.

An effective antioxidant sage can also soothe indigestion when ingested as an herbal tea.

It is also an effective mouthwash to combat gum disease, cankers and throat infections.

Believed to have an estrogenic effect, sage was traditionally taken to relieve hot flushes during menopause or by women hoping to dry up their breast milk supply.

Sage tea can be use for the sore throat. Put a large pinch of dried sage leaves into about a half cup (100 mL) of water. Bring to a boil and infuse for 15 minutes. Strain, sweeten with honey and use as a gargle twice a day. It is also good for the nice mouth smell.

It is excellent for the hair rinse. It gives a shine and life to the hair. Add a couple of pinches of sage leaves to about a 1/4 cup (50 mL) of boiling water.

For use, follow the instructions on the tea box.

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12 February, 2016