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Sage Tea – A Herbal tea With Many Benefits for Your Body!

We have all heard a lot about the many health benefits of tea. We might enjoy herbal tea to help us unwind during a stressful day or to aid with settling an upset stomach. However, some teas have more healthy properties than others. Sage tea might not be one of the more common types of herbal tea, but it is well worth introducing into your daily rituals. Drinking sage tea can help with everything from menopause to weight loss. Here we will look at the many sage tea benefits and how you can incorporate them easily into your life.

What is sage tea?

Some well dried leaves of your favorite sage, hot water and 3 minutes are enough for making a delicious and super healthy sage tea!

Flourishing in warm environments that can provide full sun while sheltering it from harsher weather, sage is a member of the mint family. Sage that grow most bountifully in the Mediterranean, having over twenty different species only in Greece and maybe more than 700 worldwide, thrives in the dry Greek landscape. Our ancestors used it as a panacea, meaning a medicine for every occasion! It is characteristic that the name of the genus Salvia comes from the Latin verb “salvare” which means saving lives.

Sage tea cup

Sage has a rich and strong aroma and has been harvested for both medicinal and culinary uses since ancient times all over the world. Greeks, Chinese and Arabs are among the peoples who praised sage’s properties. Even today, Arabs really love sage tea. Meramieh or Maramia (as Arabs call sage), is among their favorite ones and it was their ancestor’s faith that drinking sage gives you life.

Salvia fruticose or the Greek sage as it is known worldwide is sage with a unique, characteristic aroma. It is from this plant that Cretan people take the leaves for making their sage tea. Collecting them before blooming and drying in dark and airy conditions, these green-gray thick wavy leaves enclose incredible properties.


Sage tea benefits

This caffeine-free tea is not only tasty, but it also has so many health benefits that have been recognized from ancient times right through to the present day. Sage tea is rich in nutrients such as vitamin K, zinc, magnesium, copper, and iron, as well as being a source of flavonoids and volatile oils. Unsurprisingly, this means that it has healthy properties that, when consumed daily, can give you a serious boost. Sage is known to contain antibacterial properties which can help to combat oral issues such as plaque buildup.

You can also use a mouthwash with healthy benefits, however, sage tea also contains anti-inflammatory power that can ease inflammation in both your gums and your throat. There has also been some research into whether or not sage can help to promote improved cognitive function – these studies are in their infancy, but results seem positive so far.

Meanwhile, sage is a wonderful choice if you have any kind of digestive distress – simply introduce it to your after-dinner routine.

As you can see, there are so many sage tea benefits to enjoy.


Sage – weight loss

Sage tea weight loss


Sage is often thought to be helpful for those pursuing weight loss. Though sage tea is also known to stimulate appetite, it can also help to lower levels of bad cholesterol in the body.


It is low in carbohydrates, and its antioxidant properties can help to stimulate a sluggish metabolism and reduce the likelihood of obesity.



Sage tea – menopause


Sage tea menopause

Symptoms of menopause can be hard to live with, as declining estrogen production causes sweating, chest pain, problems with sleeping, and hot flashes that make life uncomfortable for the sufferer.


However, sage tea has been shown to ease these symptoms in those who consume the herbal tea daily, over a period of weeks. Sage has been proven to be especially effective when it comes to easing hot flashes and is generally useful for those who suffer from excessive sweating. This is one of the leading sage benefits that have been discovered so far.

Sage for sweating

As previously mentioned, drinking sage can help you to reduce sweating in some cases, whether or not this is related to menopause. It has high levels of magnesium which can help to reduce the activity in your sweat glands. If you drink it daily, the vitamin B and magnesium in sage tea could ease your sweating.

How much sage tea is safe to drink

Like anything, sage tea should be enjoyed in moderation. While large amounts of sage can produce a toxic effect, it is very difficult to drink enough in order for this to happen. Drinking up to three – four cups a day would be safe. In any case the best would be to drink for 20 days, then make an interruption for 7 days and then start again. This is suggested not only for sage tea but also all kinds of herbal teas.

But how much sage is too much?

As mentioned above a few cups of sage tea daily is safe given the interruptions. Drinking very large amounts of sage tea (more than six cups) daily or consuming sage in other ways (for instance as essential oil) can be dangerous because of thujone that is contained in it. There are many studies regarding the safe limits of thujone and although even more must be made they all conclude that for being harmful a sage herbal tea, it must be consumed for long periods and in extremely big quantities.

Side effects of drinking sage tea

When consumed responsibly, sage tea benefits you in a totally healthy way. However, consuming too much sage tea could result in the consumption of unsafe amounts of thujone, which is a neurotoxin. This may cause vomiting, tremors, and dizziness. If you have diabetes, excessive sage consumption could cause blood sugar to drop. In any case, the consumption of sage by pregnant, lactating or people who have epileptic seizures should be avoided. Medical opinion before consumption is recommended by those who have health problems.


Where to buy sage?

There are many places where you could find herbal teas. Big markets, smaller delicatessen or organic shops and e-shops all around the world are some of them. For buying a natural medicine however, you should know where it comes from and who the producer is in order to feel trust and safe with your choice.

Three points that would help you in making the right decision are the following:

  • Prefer organically grown herbs for your herbal tea.
  • Try to get to know the producer and the cultivation practices he applies.
  • The producer and his farms must be “open” to consumers, in order to develop a relationship of trust between his product and the consumer.


How to make sage tea

To make sage tea, you can simply add dried sage leaves into a teapot and add hot water – not quite boiling water, around 90 degrees is a good temperature. You should leave the teapot for three to five minutes and then take of the sage leaves. You can now enjoy a smooth, richly scented cup of sage tea.

Sage tea recipes

There are so many different ways to enjoy dried leaves. You can combine leaves with a teaspoon of honey, and a teaspoon of lemon juice for a healthy cup of tea that will ease throat aches and give a delicious, bright flavor. You could also combine leaves with one to two teaspoons of agave syrup, letting it steep for five minutes before removing the leaves and enjoying your tea. Sage tea can also be mixed with a handful of fresh thyme and steeped with a ginger slice and teaspoon of honey for a deliciously spicy and different cup of tea.

Organic Sage Tea tofillo

As you can see, the health benefits of sage are wide-ranging, as well as simply being a delicious hot drink that you can enjoy. If you want to introduce drinking sage tea into your daily routine then you can do it easily by picking up some of our incredible Organic Cretan Sage. This dried sage is hand-harvested from Greece and boasts a rich aroma and wonderful flavor while being completely caffeine-free, so you can enjoy it at any time of day.

FAQ for sage tea

  • What is sage (Salvia fruticosa)?

Sage (Salvia fruticosa) is an herb belonging to the Lamiaceae family, widely known for its medicinal properties since ancient times.

  • What are the therapeutic properties of herbal sage tea according to traditional medicine?

According to traditional medicine, sage has properties such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial. It is used to treat headaches and to relieve respiratory problems.

  • How can sage tea be used for headache relief?

For headache relief, you can simply drink an herbal tea made from sage.

  • What is the role of sage in the treatment of respiratory problems?

Sage helps to relieve cough and bronchitis due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

  • How can sage be used to boost the immune system?

Sage extracts (sage herbal tea) can boost the immune system due to their antioxidant properties.

  • What are the uses of sage in the kitchen?

In the kitchen, sage is often used, especially in Crete, to add flavor to various dishes, especially with meat.

  • What is the nutritional value of sage tea?

Sage tea is rich in nutrients as it contains: Vitamins (such as vitamin K, vitamin A and vitamin C), Minerals (such as magnesium, potassium and phosphorus) and Plant compounds (such as flavonoids and tannins, which have antioxidant properties).

Video: Here you can see how we enjoy sage tea!


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