Sage - The herb of many purposes
Nature is a wonderful thing as it provides us with natural herb’s that can benefit our body in such a positive way.
Nature naturally produces amazing beneficial plants to treat common problems that a lot of people face with in their health.
Sage is a member of the mint family and thought to have originated from the Mediterranean area.
For thousands of years Sage has been an essential ingredient in the practise of traditional medicine.
Drinking this herb can enhance your overall health by keeping you hydrated and increasing your antioxidant intake.
Sage tea is a soothing and aromatic infusion made from the leaves of Sage. There are so many health benefits that you can gain from regularly drinking tea which contains Sage in it such as:
Promotes healthy skin and wound healing.
Promotes Oral Health.
May have anti- cancer properties that can reduce your changes of developing cancer cells.
Improves blood sugar control
Promotes brain health and improves low moods
Supports women’s health.
Easy to add to your diet.
Plus its rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidants compounds.
Sage is a stable herb in various cuisines around the world. It has a strong aroma almost earthy smell which is why it is typically used in small amounts.
Sage also contains Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Vitamin A, C, E and is loaded with antioxidants.
Sage and the Menopause
As we all know, “the change” is a natural process that the female body goes through, but it sometimes can be an exceedingly difficult journey too.
During the menopause, your body experiences a natural decline in the hormone Oestrogen.
This can cause a whole range of unpleasant symptoms such as
Some evidence suggests that consuming Sage might help improve and help ease a lot of the symptoms associated with menopause.
Sage Herbal Tea
In addition to its medicinal properties and extensive use as a Kitchen Herb, Sage is a popular ingredient in herbal teas.
Sage tea is a soothing, flavourful, and naturally caffeine free.
To make your own sage tea, simply pour a cup of boiling water over a tablespoon of sage leaves and allow it to steep until it reaches the desired strength. Strain out the leaves before drinking.
Here is a sage tea recipe that adds a hint of sugar and lemon to the mix and can be served hot or cold.
- 4 cups of water
- ½ ounce of fresh sage leaves (roughly 45 leaves)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1.5 teaspoons lemon zest
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- Bring water to a boil.
- Lower water to a simmer. Add sage leaves, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice. Stir well.
The herb of many purposes provides so many benefits to your skin, brain, and heart. Sage also reduces the chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
While herbs don’t have many studies, the information about the benefits increases as people look for holistic methods to treat their ailments.
Sage helps to balance the brain’s sweat mechanism too.
THE GODDESS BOX
The Goddess box is our perimenopause tea blend box which contains this fantastic herb. With Sage being used as one of the main ingredients that we use to support women during their journey as well as Elderflower, Lemon Grass, Chamomile Flowers, and Rooibos.