How to Make Sage Tea to Heal a Sore Throat Naturally

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You’re in the right place if you want to know how to make sage tea to heal a sore throat.

Did you know that Mother Nature has some incredible remedies to offer when a sore throat comes knocking?

Sage tea is one of the most magical superheroes for healing sore throats.

And not only is it delicious, but it also has incredible healing powers.

The main ingredient is, of course, sage; a fragrant herb that can help reduce inflammation and soothe your throat.


Sage tea is easy to make at home using fresh or dried leaves and is excellent for many common or not-common ailments.

It contains hypoglycemic, antioxidants, antiaging, and anti-inflammatory compounds that promote brain, skin, and oral health. (1)

Sage tea is essential to easing menopause-caused hot flashes and night sweats. It also helps decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, among other crucial benefits, such as: (2)

  • Lowering cholesterol
  • Boosting memory and preventing cognitive function (3)
  • Fighting inflammation
  • Improving blood sugar control
  • Promoting skin healing
  • Relieving tonsillitis
  • Preventing certain types of cancer

Additionally, sage tea is excellent for expelling mucus from the respiratory tract, it has beneficial properties for improved digestive function and accelerates circulation, digestion, and diuresis. (4)

It is suitable for treating inflammations such as pharyngitis and laryngitis as well as colds, since it has a mucolytic effect. (5)

How to make sage tea – Ingredients

It is an easy tea to make at home, and in today’s article, I’ll delve into the enchanting world of sage tea and show you how to make sage tea, a natural remedy that can help soothe that annoying sore throat quickly and effectively.

The ingredients you’ll need are the following:

  • A handful of fresh sage leaves or 1–2 teaspoons of dried sage
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • A teaspoon of good-quality honey (optional)
  • A lemon slice (optional)
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Now, how to make sage tea to heal sore throat effectively and naturally?

Boil some water in a coffee mug, and while the water is heating up, wash the fresh sage leaves and dry them gently with a paper towel. If you’re using dried sage, you can skip the washing part.

Once the water is boiling, carefully pour it over the sage fresh or dried leaves in a cup or mug.

Let the sage steep in the hot water for about 5–10 minutes, so you need to wait for the sage to work its magic.

If you’d like a touch of sweetness, you can add a teaspoon of good-quality honey, which makes it taste better and helps with the soothing effect.

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Add a slice of lemon or a bit of lemon juice for extra flavor and vitamin C.

Now, sip your homemade sage tea slowly, as hot as possible, and enjoy the soothing sensation.

Sage tea can be a great friend when you’re feeling under the weather, and it’s like a cozy hug for your throat!

However, its use must be done with caution because there are cases of poisoning from excessive use, mainly due to the substance thujone in the plant.

This chemical can cause seizures, liver, and nervous system damage.

According to the permissible thujone limits the European Medicines Agency set, you should consume no more than 7-10 sage decoctions daily. An acceptable daily intake is 5 mg of sage and no more than two weeks of continuous intake. (6)

Due to its emmenagogue effect, it is not recommended for pregnant women because it can cause miscarriage. It should not be consumed by young children and for the same reason by breastfeeding women.

There are more natural remedies to treat sore throat, but the best three that I use, except sage tea, are:

#1 Lemon Gurgle

If you have a lemon handy, you can make a simple lemon gurgle. Squeeze the juice from half a lemon into a glass of warm water. Add a pinch of salt and stir.

Gargle with this mixture for a few seconds, then spit it out. It may sound weird, but it can help kill germs and soothe your throat.

#2 Honey and Cinnamon

Mix a tablespoon of honey with a pinch of Ceylon cinnamon, the best cinnamon.

You can eat it with a spoon or simply spread it on toast. Both honey and cinnamon have anti-inflammatory properties that can help your sore throat.

#3 Saltwater Gargle

This remedy is super easy and quick! Mix a teaspoon of salt with warm water and stir until the salt dissolves. Gargle with this solution for about 30 seconds, and then spit it out. It can help reduce swelling and ease discomfort.

Last notes about sage and natural remedies

You’re now armed with the power of sage tea and a few other natural remedies to battle that pesky sore throat.

Remember to rest and stay hydrated; seeing a doctor is always a good idea if your sore throat persists.

Nature is an incredible source of remedies for various ailments, like a treasure chest waiting to be explored.

These natural treatments help your body feel better and can be kinder to the environment. So, next time you’re feeling under the weather, remember that Nature’s medicine cabinet is always open.

And here’s one more piece of advice:

Prevention is the best medicine!

Eating healthy, staying active, and washing your hands can help keep those sore throats at bay.

But if one does sneak in, you now know how to make sage tea and have other tricks up your sleeve to feel better in no time.

Keep exploring the wonderful world of natural remedies, and always be curious about the magic of Mother Nature.

Take care of yourself, and remember: you’re a superhero regarding your health.

Stay happy and healthy, take care of yourself, and feel better soon! You have my best wishes! 🙂

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