I have grown sage for many years mostly because it is such a beautiful plant once established. I admit that I usually only cut into it for foliage in my herbal bouquets or for cooking chicken or turkey.
AARP magazine had an article a couple of months ago that talked about the herbs anti bacterial properties and recommend using it for sore throat pain.
I have also heard that it is great for upset stomachs so I am going to keep it on hand in case I get a cold or flu this year- it couldn’t hurt, right?
This tea recipe combines sage with fresh lemon so you can get some extra vitamin C in as well.
Citrus Sage Tea
Boil 4 cups of water, turn down the heat to low and add:
- 1/2 oz fresh Chicken Ranch Organic sage leaves
- 1 oz fine sugar
- 1/4 oz grated lemon rind
- Juice from one Chicken Ranch Organic lemon
Keep water at a simmer, and add the rest of the ingredients.
Steep for 30 minutes.
Strain out the herbs and serve hot or iced.