$15.00 – $57.63
Country of Origin: Turkey
Grade(s): Dried leaves
Manufacture Type(s): Field grown, Sundried
Cup Characteristics: Taste is that of bay leaves and parsley combined. Very mellow to drink with strong aftertaste.
Infusion: Pale, yellow & green liquor.
Ingredients: Dried sage leaves
Information: Sage has been one of the longest histories of use of any medicinal herb. Ancient Egyptians used it as a fertility drug. In the first century C.E. Greek physician Dioscorides reported that the aqueous decoction of sage stopped bleeding of wounds and cleaned ulcers and sores. He also recommended sage juice in warm water for hoarseness and coughs.
A tea made of sage leaves has had a long history of use treat sore throats and coughs; often by gargling. It was also used by herbalists for rheumatism, excessive menstrual bleeding, and to dry up a mother’s milk when nursing was stopped.
It was particularly noted for strengthening the nervous system, improving memory and sharpening the senses. Here are some of the specific benefits of sage:
Stimulant Tonic: in debility of the stomach and nervous system and weakness of digestion generally. It was for this reason that the Chinese valued it, giving it preference to their own tea. It is considered a useful medicine in typhoid fever and beneficial in biliousness and liver complaints, kidney troubles, hemorrhage from the lungs or stomach, for colds in the head as well as sore throat, quinsy, measles, for pains in the joints, lethargy and palsy.
Anti-inflammatory: In Germany, sage tea is also applied topically as a rinse or gargled for inflammations.
Antiseptic and antibacterial: Sage has been used effectively for throat infections, dental abscesses, infected gums and mouth ulcers. The phenolic acids in sage are particularly potent against Staphylococcus aureus. Sage also has an astringent action due to its relatively high tannin content and can be used in the treatment of infantile diarrhoea.
Reduces muscle tension: Sage has an anti-spasmodic action which reduces tension in smooth muscle, and it can be used in a steam inhalation for asthma attacks. It is an excellent remedy for helping to remove mucous congestion in the airways and for checking or preventing secondary infection.
Relieves indigestion: It may be taken as a carminative to reduce griping and other symptoms of indigestion, and also of value in the treatment of dysmenorrhoea. It is bitter component stimulates upper digestive secretions, intestinal mobility, bile flow, and pancreatic function, while the volatile oil has a carminative and stimulating effect on digestion.
Relaxant: There also seems to be a more general relaxant effect, so that the plant is suitable in the treatment of nervousness, excitability and dizziness.
Reduces menopausal symptoms: Sage is often prescribed by herbalists for hot flashes, night sweats, and its estrogenic effect.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring fresh cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon for each 200- 260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 5 -10 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time, the better the flavor as more herb flavor is extracted).