Lemon Sage Cordial
We are used to seeing sage as a culinary herb, but did you know about all of the amazing medicinal uses? Used in most cultures around the world for centuries, Sage has so many amazing benefits.
Containing anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds which may help to protect, and heal, cells throughout the body. This also may help to maintain good circulation of blood and flexibility of muscles and blood vessels throughout the body.
There are also recognised phytoestrogen substances in Sage which may help to mimic oestrogen in the body. This may have a beneficial effect for hormonal imbalances, especially in the menstrual cycle. Phyto-oestrogens can help the body to better recognise and utilise your own oestrogens in the body without harm.
Low oestrogen levels may also affect the brain, causing changes in emotional well-being. Sage has been seen to help relieve some symptoms of anxiety and depression associated with menopausal hormone fluctuations. By helping lift mood and
balance hormone levels, Sage can be a handy tool in your toolbox.
Used as a cough and cold herb too, Sage has been seen to be effective at cooling down the body (especially during hot sweats) and reduce perspiration, it may also help to dry up excess phlegm and diarrhea.
Read more about how and why Sage is so great here. Plus the smell and taste of sage is great too.
Lemons are also amazing for the body. Rich in vitamin C, good for boosting the digestive system and restoring a ph balance to the body. Lemons stimulate the body and they go really well with Sage. Combined with the raw honey, this cordial is great for an immune boost, hormone balance, is cooling and effective at helping to reduce any heat or irritability on the skin or in the digestive system.
You could also consider adding some water kefir to this cordial. During hormone fluctuations, the mircrobiome health is very important to consider. Also, beneficial bacteria in the raw honey and water Kefir may help you to absorb and digest the volatile oils in the sage and also help to support the body back to balance. To make it see here or check out my book- Culture Your Life.
Juice of 4-5 lemons
2-3 tbsp of Raw Honey
5-6 fresh sage leaves or 1 tsp dried sage
pinch of salt.
1. First make the mix as above and store in an air tight jar.
2. Use 1tbsp of the mix in your jar for each cup.
3. You can use cold, sparkling or wam water but do not use boling water.
4. Stir in the cordial
5. You can have a glass by your bed to drink if you feel heated in the middle of the night.
6. Store jar of cordial in the fridge.