Sage has one of the longest histories of use of any culinary or medicinal herb. Ancient Egyptians used it as a fertility drug (Bown, 1995). In the first century C.E. Greek physician Dioscorides reported that the aqueous decoction of sage stopped bleeding of wounds and cleaned ulcers and sores. He also recommended sage juice in warm water for hoarseness and coughs. It was used by herbalists externally to treat sprains, swelling, ulcers, and bleeding.
Sage Tea or infusion of Sage is a valuable agent in the delirium of fevers and in the nervous excitement frequently accompanying brain and nervous diseases. It has a considerable reputation as a remedy, given in small and often-repeated doses. It is highly serviceable as a stimulant tonic in debility of the stomach and nervous system and weakness of digestion generally.
Here’s what sage can help you with:
TREATS THROAT AND GUM PROBLEMS
Prepare a pot of sage tea and leave it to cool down, then gargle some of it 3 times a day to relieve throat infections and gum diseases.
DIGESTIVE TONIC AND WOUND CLEANER
Pour 3 cups of boiling water over 3 teaspoons of dried sage, then leave the tea to cool down and drink 3 cups a day.
TREAT GYNECOLOGICAL AND NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS
Put 4 gr. of dried sage in a cup of boiling water, then leave it to cool down before drinking the tea to fight gynecological problems and nervous system disorders.
TREAT RHEUMATISM AND PARALYSIS
If you’re suffering from these disorders, soak yourself in a bathtub of hot water with 2 handfuls of sage leaves 15 minutes 2-3 times a week.
ACCELERATES THE HEALING OF WOUNDS
Mix some honey with sage tincture and apply it on wounds to accelerate the healing.
FUNGAL INFECTIONS ON THE SKIN
Soak yourself in sage baths 2-3 times a week to relieve fungal infections on the skin.
Rub the painful joints with sage essential oils to relieve the pain and treat the symptoms.
WARNING: SAGE SHOULDN’T BE USED DURING THE FIRST TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY AS IT MAY DAMAGE THE BABY. BREASTFEEDING WOMEN SHOULD AVOID IT AS WELL AS IT INHIBITS THE PRODUCTION OF MILK. FINALLY, PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM KIDNEY FAILURE SHOULD AVOID CONSUMING SAGE. SOURCE