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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