Aug 03 2016



Mulllein & Sage

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Mullein and Sage are wonderful herbs that you can grow in your own backyard and when they are ready to give their healthful benefits, you can harvest them for a delightful tasting tea.

Mullein can grow as high as 9 feet and has benefits just as big! According to Marietta Marshall Marcin author of The Herbal Tea Garden, “The tea is considered beneficial for pulmonary disturbances–coughs, asthma, bronchitis, and hay fever. It is also used for sedation and pain relief and alleviation of cramps and gastrointestinal catarrh.” (Marcin, 1993, p. 166). For these reasons we planted from seed a beautiful plant in our backyard, so we could sip on Mullein tea whenever we feel a little out of sorts using 1 teaspoon dried or 3 teaspoons fresh herb per 8 ounces of hot water taking care to strain the tea before drinking.

Sage is another helper from nature when it comes to not feeling good in the throat area. The New Age Herbalist lists various attributes of sage as antibacterial, antiseptic, and healing and states that, “For centuries sage has been esteemed for its healing powers. It is a first-rate remedy in hot infusion for colds.” (McIntyre, Michael, Duff, & Stevens, 1988, p. 72). And a “hot infusion” means making a nice herbal tea from either the fresh or dried leaves (1 teaspoon dried or fresh per 8 ounces of hot water) and let steep for a few minutes, strain and then relax and enjoy its healing effects.

Whether you grow and harvest mullein and sage from your own garden or buy it bulk from the herb shop, this herbal tea combination* is great for helping you breathe just a little bit easier. Let us know if you try one or both of these herbs in tea form and what your thoughts are on them in the comments below!

Watch this video to see how easy it is to make this tea from fresh leaves:

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Jan Robbins Certified Diet Counselor, Nutrition Educator, & Family HerbalistHi, my name is Jan Robbins. I am a recent graduate of the Hawthorn University’s Scientific Foundations of Holistic Nutrition (SFHN) program. I am also a Certified  Nutrition Educator, Diet Counselor, a Nutritional Herbologist, and Family Herbalist. I received my certifications from Bauman College and The School of Natural Healing. Over the years, I have taken many training courses in Nutrition, Iridology, Herbs, and Foot Reflexology.  I studied under renowned teachers such as Susun Weed and Dr. Bernard Jensen, as well as many others. I am also a Level II Reiki Practitioner. I look forward to helping you reach all your Healthy Notions.


*Always consult your physician before taking herbal substances. Possible toxic side effects could occur if taken for a long duration. Notify your doctor if you have any toxic symptoms.


Mabey, R., McIntyre, M., Michael, P., Duff, G., & Stevens, J. (1988). The New Age Herbalist: How to use herbs for healing, nutrition, body care, and relaxation. New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing Company.

Marcin, M. M. (1993). The Herbal Tea Garden: Planning, planting, harvesting & brewing. Pownal, Vermont: Storey Communications.


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