Sage is one of the most popular tisane that hails from Southern Europe. It has been applied in traditional medicine for centuries as a stimulant, expectorant and for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Sage tea is also a great appetite enhancer.
Its antioxidant properties can help alleviate signs of early aging by increasing skin elasticity. Sage helps reduce glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It also has a mood lifting effect that can help deal with depression.
It is often used to treat an array of ailments such as headaches, sore throats and indigestion. For many centuries Sage has been rumored to have properties that aid in preventing memory loss, and while those effects have been confirmed, new researches are recently been undertaken to find treatments for Alzheimer’s disease using Sage as part of the medicine.
Pimpinella anisum, also known as aniseed, was such a prized item for the Romans and the Greeks in olden days that they often used it to pay their taxes. The plant grows in warm climatic conditions and is known to have carminative and expectorant properties.
Drinking aniseed tea is great for clearing out airways and eliminating mucus and fluid from the lungs. It flushes toxins from the body and the thymol and eugenol in aniseed can help reduce anxiety and have a relaxing effect.
Anise is also known to have estrogenic effects that can help women.