Sage Tea for Colds and Flu

October 27, 2019

Sage Tea for Colds and Flu

Known as Salvia officianalis, sage is an antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory.

Here is a “super-herb” tea recipe that may be able to turn the tables on your cold or flu. It’s also wonderful for sore throats.
The leafy celebrity at the heart of this tasty potion is none other than sage, the sacred plant that many folks burn routinely in their homes for its aromatic energy-clearing powers. Did you know that it also packs a serious wallop for colds, viruses and bacterial infections?

Below is a delicious sage tea recipe that master herbalists swear by because of its fast-acting effects:

Sage Tea Recipe
*Important: never use aluminum utensils or containers for your tea extractions. Glass, porcelain, silver, and Pyrex are best!


  • 1 Quart Water
  • 12 Fresh Sage Leaves (Dry is ok too, but fresh is more potent!)
  • 2 Pieces Astragalus Root (Adaptogen to boost the immune system)
  • 2 Tablespoons Local Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • A pinch of Cayenne Pepper


  1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil.
  2. Add the sage leaves and astragalus and remove the saucepan from heat.
  3. Let steep, covered, for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove leaves and roots
  5. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  6. Pour a cup full, breathe in the beautiful aroma, and enjoy!

Two to three cups of sage tea per day is always part of the healing protocol in my house. Sage is generally viewed as being a very safe herb to experiment with, but as always, do your own research and make sure it feels right for you.

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