OBTC Teas Found In: Lavender Sage Lemonade
At one time, the French produced bountiful crops of sage, which they used as a tea. The Chinese became enamored with French sage tea, trading 4 pounds of Chinese tea for every 1 pound of sage tea. Many people in China used sage to treat colds, joint pain, typhoid fever, and kidney and liver issues.
In 812 A.D., sage was one of the plants deemed so important that CHarlemagne ordered it planted on German Imperial farms, no doubt due to lucrative trade business, as well as for its medicinal properties.
In ancient Rome, sage was considered to have substantial healing properties, particularly helpful in the digestion of the fats of the time, and was deemed a part of the official Roman pharmacopeia. The herb was used to heal ulcers, to help stop the bleeding of wounds, and to soothe a sore throat.
- Vitamins & Minerals
- Vitamin K
- Contains chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, rosmarinic acid, ellagic acid, and rutin
- 160 distinct polyphenols
- Helps lower cholesterol, "bad" LDL cholesterol - as well as raised "good" HDL cholesterol
- Oral Health
- Halt the spread of a fungus that may also cause cavities
- Throat infections
- Dental abscesses
- Infected gums
- Alleviate oral mucositis
- Women's Hormonal Health
- Reducing hot flashes
- Reduces night sweats
- Reduces excessive perspiration
- Mood & Brain Health
- Memory improvement
- Help elevated mood
- Increased alertness
- Creates a feeling of calmness
- Helps prevent Alzheimer's disease
Sage has antimicrobial properties. This means it can keep infectious bacteria, viruses, and fungi at bay. Many cultures believe that burning sage clears the air of not only spiritual impurities, but also pathogens and insects.