White Sage Leaf - Salvia apiana
White Sage Leaf - Salvia apiana
White Sage Leaf - Salvia apiana

White Sage Leaf - Salvia apiana

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White Sage aid in Sinusitis Treatment

White Sage Leaf - Salvia apiana

Origin: United States

Used part: Leaf


Native Americans started the tradition of using Sacred Sage to ward off evils spirits and negative energies, and white sage has been used in ceremonies to seek blessings of health and prosperity, banish spirits, encourage protection. Sacred sage can amplify any clearing and protective techniques that you are already using. As a plant, and a living being, sage also has a Spirit. The Spirit of sage is dedicated to offering protection, blessings, and clearing.

Health benefits:

The compounds such as eucalyptol in white sage tea have antibiotic and anti-allergenic effects. Once it cools down, the tea can be applied to wounds and rashes to speed up healing of the affected parts. Since it also contains tannic acid, white sage tea can be used to treat athlete’s foot and prevent it from recurring. If you continually suffer from excessive sweating, drinking white sage tea may help treat this condition.

Sinusitis occurs when your sinuses become inflamed due to a bacterial, viral or fungal infection. If you suffer from frequent sinus infections, consuming white sage tea may cure or prevent such infections from recurring. White sage contains eucalyptol, or cineole, which kills bacteria and has a soothing effect that helps clear a sinus infection.

Drinking a cold cup of white sage tea may relieve indigestion. Traditionally, Native Americans drank white sage tea to relieve diarrhea as well. The tea can also be used to relieve colds since it decreases the mucous secretions of the lungs, sinuses and throat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Guide mentions that Native Americans drank warm white sage tea as a natural cure for sore throat.

Drinking white sage tea may ease heavy and painful menstrual periods. It may also ease the discomfort associated with certain menopausal symptoms such as sweating and hot flashes. White sage tea contains phytoestrogens, which are biochemicals that mimic the effects of the female hormone estrogen.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Sinusitis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Digestion
  • Colds
  • Excessive sweating

In case of delayed menstruation, a pregnancy test must be performed before consuming the tea prepared with this plant, in order not to run the risk of abortion.


  1. Infuse 1 tablespoon of white sage in a liter of boiling water
  2. Turn off the heat and set aside for 10 minutes
  3. Strain and drink

How to drink:

Take 1 cup 3 to 4 times a day.


White sage contains a toxic compound known as thujone. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this compound increases your heart rate and causes mental confusion. It also leads to vomiting, restlessness and kidney complications. Hence, you should exercise caution when using white sage.