Real World Gardener Sage as Herbal in Plant of the Week

February 17th, 2019

PLANT OF THE WEEK

Sage as Herbal

Herbs are great plants to grow in the garden because they’re so useful in cooking. 
But perhaps you’re not using your herbs to fullest? 

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Even if you just made a tea, you’re expanding the usefulness of that herb. 

But what kind of benefits would you get from just drinking a freshly made herbal tea? 
Let’s find out … I'm talking to new contributor Simone Jeffries, a naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist. www.simonejeffriesnaturopath.com.au 

Sage is Salvia officinalis which you may already know, means it’s the one for medicinal use. 
There’s no point buying a Pineapple sage plant and using it’s leaves, it just has to be the medicinal sage which is also the culinary sage. plant-flower%2Bsage.jpg
There are heaps of benefits of drinking Sage tea but Sage tea is an acquired taste. 

Put 6 fresh leaves in a cup of boiling water and let steep for a minimum of 5 minutes.
Somone says "Sip throughout the day for control of night sweats for post-menopausal ladies."
So, if you really want the benefits, then you’ve just got to drink it as Simone says, maybe add a dash of honey. 
If you have any questions either for me or Simone why not write in to realworldgardener@gmail.com
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