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Sunday, November 13, 2011

White Sage for Cold Relief

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I enjoy learning new things and you never know where or who you learn it from. While attending a Mountain Man Rendezvous I had an opportunity to learn a new cold remedy. My husband is Cherokee and because of that we try to incorporate his culture in our lives. So when a lovely lady told me of a new to use for White Sage I was eager to try it. As it turned out,  my oldest is dealing with a cold. So we tried this remedy as soon as we got home. White Sage is typically used in smudging and cleansing ceremonies by Native Americans. However it does have medicinal uses too, It can be made into a tea, which reduces mucous secretions of the sinuses, lungs and throat, salivation and sweating. Cold Sage tea can be a good remedy for stomach tonic, while a warmer Sage tea is good at sore throats remedy. The Sage’s leaves are also used as a remedy for heavy and painful menstruation when it is applied as a uterine hemostatic tea..  Considering that most cough syrups are not effective Why not give this remedy a try next time you have a cough or cold?
  • White Sage – 1 tsp.
  • Honey – 1 tsp.
  • Lemon juice – 1tsp

To use make an infusion by pouring  1 pint of boiling water on to 1 OZ. of the dried herb, 1 tsp. of honey and the juice of one lemon. Let it steep for about 30 minutes.  Strain it and drink it up. We like to use the French Press for making our infusions. Your dose will be anywhere from 3 oz. to 8 oz.  Take throughout the day.

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Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable said...

Are you kidding me:) This is awesome! Its such an informative post and I think my subscribers would really enjoy reading this. I would love for you to come share it at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on Frugally Sustainable this Wednesday. And, I really hope that you will put Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on your list of carnivals to visit and link to each Wednesday!

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Mom Fashion World said...

I must try this sometime.

I'm now your new follower in GFC from the Monday Blog Hop
and would love a follow back.

Lisa - the Granola Catholic said...

Andrea- I am heading over to check out your new Carnival. I thin I have some other posts your readers will enjoy.

Lisa - the Granola Catholic said...

Mom Fashion World, thanks for following I can't wait to stop by and visit you.

Carrie said...

Hmmm... this sounds interesting. Not that I want to get sick to try it, but it actually sounds like it would taste good too! I would love it if you would link this post to Spa{ahhh} Sundaze ( Your newest GFC groupie.

Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable said...

Thank you so very much for linking up to Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways:) I'm so happy to "meet" you! I am totally loving your blog and this great post! I really hope you make Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways a part of your Wednesdays! And keep the great posts comin'
Very sincerely,
Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable

Lisa - the Granola Catholic said...

Andrea, thanks for the invite to Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways.

SharleneT said...

Great recipe! I've never tried the white sage, before, just thyme tea. Would Pineapple sage work, as well? Just curious, fellow FDSW linky!

Lisa - the Granola Catholic said...

Sharlene, white sage is botanically different from other sages, though I do think that pineapple sage would taste good in a tea.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. Iwill keep an eye out for white sage...can't remember seeing it.
Love this idea,

Good Girl Gone Green said...

Thanks Lisa! Great recipe! Where do I find white sage? at a any natural store?

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