Adding honey as a natural
sweetener, and milk, produced a stimulating drink, which can be enjoyed
today just as well as it was in the Middle Ages. Sage is a natural
aid in digestion, so whether you prefer to drink sage tea with or without
the milk and honey, it can provide natural benefits that people for many
years have enjoyed.
Consumed in moderate quantities,
sage tea can boost insulin activity and reduce blood sugar. This
may be helpful for diabetics, but if you have diabetes, be sure to consult
your doctor before considering drinking sage tea. Also note that
you should never drink sage tea as a replacement for normal drinks - consumed
in excess it can be toxic, so it is recommended that you save drinking
sage tea for special occasions or when you want to simply give yourself
a well-deserved treat.
Other uses of Sage
In past times, Romans, Greek
and Arab peoples commonly employed a sage compress to relieve snake bites.
Indeed, a sage and vinegar compress can very effectively help reduce the
pain of bruises. Its natural antiseptic qualities, and can be used
as an antiseptic both internally and externally for bacterial infections.
Sage can reduce excessive
sweating, particularly in women who are at the menopause stage in life.
It has been used as a tonic for nerves, and is believed to be good for
the brain, stimulating memory improvement. Recent research indicates
that it may even be helpful in treating Alzheimer's disease, suffered by
many older members of the human population.
Certain species of sages,
are still employed in the shamanic rites of certain tribes of South America