What Benefits are There to Taking Sage and Cayenne?
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Reginald
Posted on: May 01, 2007

What is sage and what is it used for? I was told to mix crushed red pepper and sage together and boil it, then strain it and drink it. Please explain.

Sage (Salvia officinalis) is astringent, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, making it useful in sore throat, mouth or gums, and in laryngitis and pharyngitis. It is cooling, helping to stop night sweats and hot flashes. It is a circulation stimulant used to improve memory by stimulating blood flow to the brain. Its digestive properties make it useful in flatulence and loss of appetite. One half to one teaspoon of the dried herb is steeped in a cup of boiling water for 15 minutes, three times a day.

Cayenne stimulates circulation, induces warmth, is antiseptic and antispasmodic.

This combination could be beneficial in sore throat, heart and circulation problems and digestive problems.

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