The Sage

Salvia officinalis commonly known as sage is a small shrub with woody stems. The leaves are grayish and the flowers are somewhat blue or purple in color. I've always loved the aroma of sage whenever I use it for roasting chicken. I never knew that it could be medicinal too. It was recently discovered that sage can kill 65 types of germs. The herb's rosmarinic acid is a potent antioxidant that acts as a natural antibiotic. It can soothe the pain and inflammation brought about by sore throats within 24 hours. The formula is so simple. Just simmer 2 tablespoons of dried sage in 8 oz water for 10 minutes, stir in 1/4 teaspoon of salt and let cool. The salt will help ease the swelling. Gargle with the solution for 30 seconds 3 times daily at the sign of infection. Before I have read about this, my mom used to make just the water and salt solution. Now, I've learned that this works even better with sage. I am so glad I bought the plant a few months ago.


jana said...

wow I never know sage is medicinal too i thought its only for cooking, good post....

Little Rianne said...

wow. i didnt know that. thanks for the info.

Max said...

Hey Liza,

Sage is also good to clean the air of bad energies (all one has to do is: grab dried sage and burn it around the house, store, office etc).

I hope you had a nice weekend, darling :D! And I wish you a great week ahead :D!


P.S: The second part of the short story will be published tomorrow!

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