Why sage helps to relieve cough?
The high efficiency of the plant is explained by the content of valuable essential oils in its leaves, which have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory property. Also, it contains much phosphoric acid, vit-amins C, B1, P, tannin. Folk medicine recommends that in case of dry cough to take sage in milk.
Milk with sage against cough
It is believed that such a drink softens dry, hard cough, dissolves phlegm, stimulating mucus and facilitates expectoration. It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory property which contributes to faster recovery.
Pour 250 ml of milk into a sauce pan, add 1 tablespoon sage, and bring to boil over low heat.
As soon as the milk boil, immediately remove from the stove. In this mixture add 1 teaspoon of but-ter, overlap and leave to stand for 15 minutes.
After that, strain it and add to it 1 teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon turmeric (for children – half a teaspoon), and stir. This syrup should be drunk half an hour before bedtime. Quiet night without a hard cough is guaranteed.
You can prepare it for a few days until you feel relief and easy to cough up mucus from the bronchi. The recipe can be used by children and adults.
But, despite the fact that this recipe is very effective in problems with cough and doctors themselves have long suggested that Sage has a great effect against coughing, you should consider certain doctors’ recommendations.
For example, this drink can stop lactation, so it is not recommended for nursing mothers. Also, it is not recommended for people who are prone to kidney disease, and hypotension.