How to prepare an infusion of sage
Sage is a native Mediterranean aromatic plant widely used both in the kitchen and in the field of medicine and cosmetics. Its antioxidant and diuretic properties make it an ideal place to combat fluid retention and get a flat stomach natural remedy. Infusions of sage allows us to take advantage of all their benefits, among which are the regulation of intestinal transit and decreasing menstrual cramps. If you want to know how to prepare an infusion of sage at home, keep reading this OneHowTo article .
Preparing an infusion of sage is very simple and only needs a few leaves of this plant and water. Depending on the intended use, you can add more ingredients. For example, if you want to prepare it for reducing fluid retention and losing weight, incorporated into the recipe a little lemon juice, two teaspoons of ground cinnamon and bay leaves. If you want to treat a sore throat you can add a little honey or cayenne pepper.
The leaves can be purchased at any herbal store or you can grow your own sage plant. The first thing you should do is put the water on to boil in a saucepan or pot. When it reaches boiling point, add the leaves and let simmer for about 15 minutes.
After this time, cover the saucepan and turn off the heat. You should let it sit for five minutes at least to evaporate, for the ingredients to integrate and make the infusion just right. If you want to add some additional ingredient, as indicated in the first step, you should do so when you incorporate the sage leaves.
When it has rested, you can strain the infusion and drink it. It is advisable to drink it after eating. If you do not like its intense flavour, you can always sweeten with a teaspoon of sugar or sweetener stevia. If you are pregnant it is not recommended to take this infusion.
As you see, preparing an infusion of sage is very simple and its many properties will improve your overall health and wellness. Do not miss our article on how to take sage to slim, to balance the intestinal transit and regain your ideal weight.
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