Juices & Nectars & Syrups
Sage Leaves (Ada Cayi)
Sage tea benefits have been well-known in much of the Mediterranean and Asia, though awareness to these have been slowly creeping in America and the rest of the world.
Sage is an herb that is most commonly used as an infusion, extract, tincture, poultice and spice. The oil from sage can be used as a carminative or a stimulant
Sage Tea can be made simply by pouring 1 pint of boiling water on to 1 oz. of the dried herb, the dose being from a wineglassful to half a teacupful. The result is a pleasant drink, cooling in fevers, and also a cleanser and purifier of the blood. Half an ounce of fresh Sage leaves, 1 oz. of sugar, the juice of 1 lemon, or ¼ oz. of grated rind, are infused in a quart of boiling water and strained off after half an hour.
Medicinally, sage tea has traditionally been used for inflammations of the mouth, throat and tonsils, as its volatile oils soothe the mucous membranes.
The infusion made strong, without the lemons and sugar, can also be used as a lotion for ulcers and to heal raw abrasions of the skin. It has also been popularly used as an application to the scalp, to darken the hair.
'The fresh leaves, rubbed on the teeth, will cleanse them and strengthen the gums. Sage is a common ingredient in tooth-powders.
Among the other health benefits that are believed to be derived from Sage tea or infusion of Sage include the following:
Sage tea is a remedy in the delirium of fevers and in the nervous excitement frequently accompanying brain and nervous diseases;
Sage tea is considered a stimulant tonic in debility of the stomach and nervous system and weakness of digestion generally;
Sage tea is considered a useful medicine in typhoid fever;
Sage tea is considered an agent in fighting liver and kidney troubles;
Sage tea combats hemorrhage from the lungs or stomach;
Sage tea is used to fight colds, sore throat and quinsy and measles;
Sage tea can be used for pains in the joints, lethargy and palsy;
Sage tea can be used as medication for sore throat, mouth sores and mouth ulcers;
Sage tea can also help check excessive perspiration.
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