sore throat sage gargle

Did you know that most sore throats are due to viral infections, such as the common cold?

And because of this do not require an antibiotic. When the virus invades the mucosal lining of the nose and throat, the tissue becomes swollen and inflamed. Most of the pain and discomfort we experience is actually due to our body’s immune response, not the virus.

This is a remedy that we use in our home to help with sore throats. It is most effective when used at the first sign of throat discomfort…you know that scratchy feeling you get before the full blown sore throat sets in. In Europe, Sage gargle is recognized as a safe and effective treatment for sore throats.  Polysaccharides naturally found in Sage, have immune supportive characteristics that help the membranes of the throat support a normal inflammatory response.

At the first sign of a sore throat our family uses this sage gargle along with my herbal throat spray and it works like a charm every time!


Sore Throat Sage Gargle


  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage or 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup water


  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Turn off heat.
  • Add sage and salt then cover and steep for 30 minutes.
  • Pour into a mug or glass jar.


Gargle every 1 to 2 hours, or as needed. Do not swallow just swish and spit. Use organic ingredients.

Two products I also recommend for sore throat relief are:



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