Flu and colds are often accompanied with persistent and exhausting cough, which if left untreated may cause various complications. If you already tried all the tablets and syrups for sore throat, and they did not help at all, then you should think of giving this sage recipe a try.


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Why sage promotes cough relief?

Sage has been known for centuries for its medicinal and culinary uses. The botanical name of this herb is Salvia officinalis, derived from the Latin word “salvare”, which stands for the phrase “to be saved”. The effectiveness of this herb is in its leaves that have antibacterial effects. It is an excellent source of fiber and it contains phosphoric acid, flavonoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, vitamin A and tannin.

The traditional medicine recommends milk mixed with sage as a cough relief.

The recipe goes like this:

250 ml milk
1 tbsp. dried sage
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. turmeric powder (1/2 tsp. for kids)

In a coffee pot, pour the milk and dried sage, and heat the mixture until simmering. When boiled, take it off the heat, add the butter and stir until melted. Cover it and let it stand for 15 minutes to cool down. Once cool, filter the liquid, add the honey and turmeric powder and mix all well.

If you are lactose intolerant, you can replace the milk with rice milk or almond milk.

Et voilà, you have your natural, homemade remedy for that nasty cough, that has been bothering you all winter.