Internally, a tea made from sage leaves has had a long history of use to treat sore throats and coughs.
Sage is native to countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea and has been consumed in these regions for thousands of years. In medicinal lore, sage has one of the longest histories of use of any medicinal herb.
You'd be a wise to add the herb sage to your recipes. Not only does it have a soft, yet sweet savory flavor, but for millennia, it has also been prized for its health-promoting qualities.
Fill your pot with the water; turn heat to medium-high
Place your sage leaves in the water and let boil for 2 - 3 minutes
Pour tea into cup while carefully using a strainer to catch the sage leaves
Sweeten with sugar or honey (optional) and enjoy