What are the benefits of sage tea? (How to consume sage tea?)
Sage, which is known to be good for many ailments such as depression, oral and dental diseases, digestive system disorders, should not be left to infuse for a long time. Although many benefits are known, some chronic patients need to be careful when using sage tea. So who should be careful when using sage tea? How should sage tea be brewed? Here are all the curious things about sage tea…
BENEFITS OF SAGE TEA
The plant, which is called sage tea because it was first brought to Istanbul from Marmara Island, is also known as bitter apple in the Aegean Region. The leaves of sage tea, which is a medicinal and aromatic plant, can be drunk as tea when boiled, as well as used by obtaining its essence or, in other words, essential oil.
- Reduces depression and stress.
- It helps to remove harmful toxins from the body.
- Improves brain functions.
- It is good for oral and gum diseases.
- It is used in skin blemishes and diseases.
- It has a relaxing effect for stomach and cholesterol patients.
- Relieves symptoms after menopause.
- Protects the digestive system and is good for diarrhea.
- Reduces excessive sweating.
HOW TO BREW SAGE TEA?
Although sage tea is usually made by boiling, it should actually be prepared by brewing. In this way, nutritional values are better preserved and a more intense sage tea flavor can be obtained. Keeping it in boiling water for too long will cause the plant to lose its beneficial effects and the taste of the tea may become bitter. It is suggested that boiling sage tea for more than 2 minutes may release toxic components and the tea may become harmful. Approximately 2 grams of sage tea is added 200-250 ml of boiling water and brewed for 10 minutes. The leaves are filtered and filled into the cup and served.
WHO SHOULD NOT CONSUME SAGE TEA?
Some side effects can be seen in excessive consumption of sage tea. Drinking sage tea by individuals allergic to plants belonging to the genus Salvia may cause allergic reactions. Although it is known that sage tea can be beneficial in digestive system disorders such as nausea, excessive drinking may cause burning sensation and pain in the stomach. Although side effects vary from person to person, it is considered safe to drink 3 cups of sage tea daily and it is recommended not to drink more than 3 cups daily.
- Those who have very low blood pressure
- Continuous medication users
- Diabetics are not recommended to consume.