Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Sage and Sore Throats
The pioneers used sage to treat mouth sores and sore throats, so I picked some sage from my herb garden, and made a hot cup of sage tea.
If it worked for them, it has to work for my own sore throat.
I did some more research, and found out that a compress of sage tea can be used on the forehead for treating a migraine too. This is very useful information for us.
I am concerned about my sage plants. Only one has a few new leaves, and the other has zero. If they both don't do well next month, I will need to re-plant new sage plants this year. It's been a very useful herb in my garden for seasoning food, and now for medicinal purposes.
In my quest to use natural remedies, I have ordered several books from the library again.