Chinese Sage Tea
Chinese Sage Tea

Chinese Sage Tea

Sage tea is a natural beverage made from the leaves of the sage plant (Salvia Officinalis). Often used as a culinary herb, sage is also very popular in Chinese herbal medicine. Sweeten this tea with honey, brown sugar, rock sugar, or maple syrup, or flavor it with a squeeze of orange, lemon, or a dash of cinnamon.

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Sage Tea & Liver Health Benefits

Sage tea leaves can protect liver and brain cells from degenerative diseases associated with oxidative stress, according to a study published in the February 2009 issue of the “Journal of Medicinal Food.” In addition, another study in the February 2005 issue of the “Journal of Ethnopharmacology” shows that sage tea infusions improve antioxidant status in the liver. However, these benefits of sage have only been proved in laboratory animals. More research seems to be needed to confirm any benefits for humans.

Sage Tea & Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweating can happen due to different reasons such as hyperhidrosis and menopause. Hyperhidrosis causes excessive sweating even when there are no obvious environmental reasons such as extreme temperatures or an intensive workout. You may also experience excessive sweating as a symptom of menopause, usually accompanying hot flashes. Drinking sage tea may help to reduce excessive sweating.

Preliminary research provide some proof for this health benefit of sage tea against excessive sweating. A study released by Minerva Ginecologica in 1998, showed that all women who took sage and alfalfa had at least some relief from night sweats, with almost 67 percent of these women experiencing complete relief. Also, according to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, an unpublished German study showed that taking sage tea decreased sweating in about 50 percent of people who had problems with excessive sweating.

Other Sage Tea Benefits

The sage herb is often used in Chinese medicine to increase fertility, improve memory, reduce engorgement while weaning and relieve symptoms of arthritis. Herbalists believe the herb works as a gargle for cough, sore throat or laryngitis and can treat anxiety and excessive sweating. More scientific research is needed though to confirm these health benefits of sage tea.

Sage Tea & Pregnancy

As an expectant mother you should always be careful with drinking herbal teas during your pregnancy. Even though, sage tea is generally safe to consume during pregnancy, concentrated amounts found in tea and supplements could be unsafe for expectant mothers. Always consult a doctor before drinking sage tea or any other herbal tea during pregnancy.

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Steeping time 4-5 min
Steeping temperature 100 °C - 212 °F
Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot 2-5 gram
Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz) 2 tbsp
Harvest Year 2021
Tea Season Summer
Tea Caffeine Content caffeine free
Tea Region Various Villages
Tea Province Anhui
Gluten-free yes
Tea in Chinese 鼠尾草

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