Did You Know…


… some of the health benefits of Russian Sage?

Russian Sage has long been valued for soothing upset tummies, reducing fever and helping alleviate symptoms of cold and flu. Listed below are few of the common health benefits of consuming Russian Sage

1. Relieves Indigestion – Russian Sage steeped for 15 to 30 minutes in a covered cup of hot water makes a medicinal tea that can be used to help relieve stomach upset and indigestion. Russian sage is said to arrest diarrhea and soothe the stomach. You can drink the tea cold or hot.

2. Fever Reducer – Russian sage is used to help reduce fevers. The steeped tea is left to cool. A cloth is soaked in the tea and used as a compress on the forehead to help reduce the fever. Aromatic scent of the sage also helps by having a soothing effect.

3. Relieves Cold SymptomS – Russian sage is aromatic; it helps open blocked airways and has a calming effect. This is one of the reasons it is used to help relieve cold and flu symptoms. It has expectorated properties that ease bronchial afflictions. Pot of boiled water filled with Russian sage leaves can be used similar to a steam pot. Place a towel over your head and lean over the pot Russian sage infused water. Sage steam will help clear blocked nasal passageways. As with any hot tea, Russian sage tea when drunk warm, helps the body to perspire. Calming tea can help sooth nausea associated with colds and flues.

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