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.

Adopted Motto

"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. 


Candy C. said...

I had sage for awhile but it died. :(

Unknown said...

I bought a culinary sage plant years ago- it's huge and good to know about the sore throat remedy...

GrannyAnnie said...

This is great to know! For both the sore throat and the migraines. I have purchased several herbs this year, but I don't think I have sage yet (last year's drought killed all mine out). I will definitely have to get some, now. I like it to cook with, too. Is it a perennial? I always thought it was an annual.
And, have you ever tried pineapple sage? I had some a year or so ago and it was great in chicken dishes.