Sage tea is an aromatic infusion made from the leaves of common sage, an herb in the same family as mint. Commonly used as a spice, sage also has a long history of use in alternative and traditional medicine. Notable, its tea is packed with potential health benefits. The Chinese value it in treating yin (cold) conditions such as weakness of stomach nerves and digestive system. Sage has a special power to clear emotional obstructions from the mind and promote calmness and clarity. It helps reduce excessive desires and passions. It is also specific to the heart.
BENEFITS: Sage has a strong action for reducing excess secretions in the body. It stops sweating, is a specific for night sweats. It dries up excess mucus from the nose and lungs as well as excessive salivation. Sage is also used for the brain and nervous system and promoting growth of hair.
Other benefits of drinking sage tea is it helps promote wound healing, oral health, improves blood sugar control, brain health, improve mood, women's health, heart health, and is rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
When drunk hot it acts as a diaphoretic and expectorant and is good for Kapha and Vata doshas. When drunk cold it is a diuretic and is good for Pitta dosha.
SYSTEMS AFFECTED: Respiratory, digestive, nervous, circulatory, lymphatic
FOLK HISTORY: The Latin name for sage, "Salvia" means savior. This species was formerly thought of as the herbal savior of mankind. English herbalists believed that in the garden, this plant would prosper or wane as the owners business prospered or failed. It was also said that the plant grows vigorously in any garden where the wife rules the house. It was common, therefore, for the husband to prune the garden ruthlessly to destroy the evidence of his subservience.
Decaffeinated herbal beverage
Taste Pallet: Earthy
Steeping directions: Pour 8-10 oz of hot spring water over one tsp of our loose leaf tea. Cover and steep for 3-5 minutes or preferred time. For cold brew pour ice and bottled spring water over one tsp of tea. Steep for 10-20 minutes and enjoy!
80-90 servings per jar