Sage has anti-inflammatory properties that make it a useful herb for healing sores. Regular use of this gargle will soothingly reduce swelling and pain in the throat.
- Pour the boiling water over the dried sage in a cup. Cover, and leave to steep for 30 - 45 minutes.(45 minutes)
- Strain the leaves from the liquid and discard. Add salt, cayenne, and apple cider vinegar while the tea is still warm. Stir to dissolve the ingredients.(2 minutes)
Gargle a teaspoon of the mixture every 30 minutes. The rinse will be more effective the longer you gargle for; do not swallow, as the taste will be unpleasant.