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Make a tea of fresh or dried sage for sore throat or laryngitis. sage is also an antimicrobial. Find onions high in sulpher- you know the kind that make you cry if you even think about cutting them.
No weenie Walla Wallas or Vidalias. Chop, barely cover w/ water equal parts sugar and cook, slow heat until a syrup. Strain out onions and put in jar.
You've created a primitive sulpha drug and of course, sugar is also antimicrobial.
-- ML (email@example.com), August 08, 1998
Your tea sounds interesting. You put equal parts of sugar and water? Isn't this awful sweet? How much of this do you drink?
What about the sage - how do you make it into a tea? Sorry so many questions, I've done anything like this before.
-- dw (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 03, 1999.
Yes, it's about as sweet as say, cough syrup. Teas: you can make tea out of any herb...you can either use an old fashion "tea ball" and put the herb (powdered) inside and steep in hot water, or, you can add a tsp to boiling water, steep and drain through a strainer.
-- ML (email@example.com), January 04, 1999.