Sage Tea Gargle

With its antiseptic and antibiotic properties, sage makes an excellent tonic for sore throats, infected gums and mouth ulcers.

The tea may also be sipped to calm the nerves and stimulate the brain – ideal for those studying for exams – and as a systemic antibiotic and anti-inflammatory.

Sage’s antispasmodic action reduces tension in muscles, and can be used in a steam inhalation for asthma attacks.

Serves 1

Prep time 10 - 15 mins

Cook time None


  • 1 cup of almost-boiling water
  • 2 tbsp of fresh or 1 tablespoon of dried sage leaves
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)
  • 1 slice lemon (optional)


  1. Pour the almost-boiling water over the fresh or dried sage leaves.
  2. Cover and steep for 10 – 15 minutes and strain.
  3. Add honey and/or lemon, if desired.
  4. Use as a throat gargle when your throat has a dry tickle or you feel the glands are inflamed.
  5. You can sip some of the tea too for further soothing.