Sage

 

GROW IT in a sandy soil in full sun

USE IT

MEDICINAL

  • Gargle with a broth made from a quarter-cup of leaves (and cooled) to relieve sore throat.
  • Sage tea is used to soothe mouth, throat and gum inflammations.  This is because sage has excellent antibacterial and astringent properties.
  • Some people find relief for asthma by inhaling sage
  • Sage tea has a calming effect and can be helpful in treating insomnia and for relieving headaches
  • Sage tea is valued in its ability to dry up mucous in treating colds and flu
  • Sage tea is used to relieve menstrual cramps, night sweats, hot flashes and to help dry up milk when nursing is stopped and for vaginal discharge.
  • Sage tea is touted as a highly valued treatment for memory loss and to improve concentration
  • Add a couple of pinches of dried sage leaves to 1/4 cup of boiling water. After it cools is can be used as a rinse to treat dandruff.
  • Soak a cloth in sage tea and make a compress to relieve bug bites and reduce swelling

CULINARY

  • Great for flavoring meats