Everyone needs a nice and hot cup of hot tea to help soothe a sore throat in the middle of much-dreaded cold season.
From the beginning of time, one of the best remedies for a sore throat has been white sage.
There is no mouth inflammation, sore throat, or cough that this magnificent herb can’t beat with its antibacterial and antiseptic qualities.
The very name of sage – Salvia, coming from the Latin salvare, or „to save, to be well“, shows the potency and numerous benefits of this amazing plant.
And not only in fighting throat problems and keeping you orally healthy but much more!
Note: If you are pregnant or taking sedatives or diabetes, consult your doctor before drinking white sage tea.
White Sage Sore Throat Tea Recipe
What You’ll Need
- 1 tablespoon of chopped or whole dried white sage leaves
- or 2 tablespoons of fresh white sage leaves
- 1 cup of almost boiling water
- honey to taste (optional)
- lemon to taste (optional)
How to Make It
- Heat the water in a saucepan
- Remove from heat just before the boiling
- Add white sage leaves into a teapot, infuser, or a bowl
- Pour the nearly boiling water over it
- Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes
- Add honey and lemon to taste
Note: As white sage tea has a very strong and somewhat bitter taste, you should probably make a mild tea first, and add more leaves for the next cup if the taste isn’t strong enough for you.
Additional tip: You can use white sage tea to rinse your throat to relieve the pain. Gargle it and swish it around your mouth for 30-60 seconds and then spit it out several times a day.