Sage is a traditional herbal medicine. It can be used as a gargle or drunk as a tea.

Required material

Externally, as a gargle:

  • 3 tsp. or 2 bags of sage tea
  • 1 cup boiling water

Internally, as a tea:

  • 1- 2 tsp. or 1 bag of sage tea
  • 1 cup boiling water


Taken externally (as a gargle): Let the sage leaves/tea bags infuse in hot water for 10-15 minutes, then gargle with the solution several times a day.

Taken internally (as a tea): Pour hot water over the sage leaves/tea bags and leave to infuse for approx. 10 minutes. Drink up to three cups of tea per day, as required.

Don’t use permanently.


Sage is not recommended for use by women who are pregnant or breast­feed­ing, or by babies and small children.


Sage can have the following effects:


  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory


  • Antibacterial
  • Antiperspirant
  • Antispasmodic

Helps against

Sage gargle: sore throat, pain when swallowing, toothache, inflammation of the lining of the mouth and throat

Sage tea: digestive complaints, feeling of fullness, bloating, hot flushes, sweating


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