SAGE HERB …for sore throats, asthma, bronchitis, cough, respiratory system and moor alhamdulilah rabeel alameen.

By Karimah Bint Dawoud, Muslim Chaplain ,qualified Clinical Nutritionist, qualified Hijama Cupping practitioner.

As salaam alaikum, how are you feeling? Do you have a sore throat?


Prophet Muhammad SAW The Last Messenger & Prophet of Allah God Said:

“Allah SWT (God) did not send down any disease but that he also sent down the cure.” (Sahih Hadith Bukhari & Muslim)

Usamah ibn Sharik (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated:

I came to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and his Companions were sitting as (quiet as) if they had birds on their heads. I saluted and sat down.

The desert Arabs then came from here and there. They asked: Messenger of Allah, should we make use of medical treatment?

He replied: “Make use of medicinal treatment, for Allah has not made a disease without appointing a remedy for it, with the exception of one disease, namely old age .” (Abu Dawud and authenticated by Al-Albani)

HADITH [ ONLINE 20/09/2020


Let’s not add to the burden put on the NHS IN 2020 virus ourbreak.

Help is here, for every illness Allah has provided a cure …and that cure is sage. Sage is a herb and  the herbs as a collective group are mentioned by Allah in the Quran, of course, it’s great  for memory retention and sore throats

In the English language a Sage is a wise older person.

I  have not  found direct  reference in  Islamic medicine books to the herb sage. However, the herb sage in  Arabic  is  called Maramiya and I know it is used in the Arab world.

As well as the Indians, the Egyptian people also have vast knowledge of Islamic medicine and I know that sage is widely drunk in North Africa, particularly Egypt, where there have been centers of learning for thousands of years.

As an ex-Rasta I came to Islam with a little bit of knowledge of herbal medicine, having read books like ”Back to Eden ” by Jethro Kloss, a Quaker herbalist and put what I learnt into practice.  Jethro Kloss also advocates the benefits of sage.


US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health,-

“For a long time, sage (Salvia) species have been used in traditional medicine for the relief of pain, protecting the body against oxidative stress, free radical damages, angiogenesis, inflammation, bacterial and virus infection, etc., Several studies suggest that sage species can be considered for drug development because of their reported pharmacology and therapeutic activities in many countries of Asia and Middle East, especially China and India.

Sage tea has been traditionally used for the treatment of digestive and circulation disturbances, bronchitis, cough, asthma, angina, mouth and throat inflammations, depression, excessive sweating, skin diseases, and many other diseases.[5,6,7] Salvia essential oils have been used in the treatment of a wide range of diseases like those of the nervous system, heart and blood circulation, respiratory system, digestive system, and metabolic and endocrine diseases. In addition, sage essential oil has been shown to have carminative, antispasmodic, antiseptic, and astringent properties.[8,9

5. Rami K, Li Z. Antimicrobial activity of essential oil of Salvia officinalis L. collected in Syria. Afr J Biotech. 2011;10:8397–402.

6. Walch S, Tinzoh L, Zimmerman B, Stuhlinger W, Lachenmeier D. Antioxidant capacity and polyphenolic composition as quality indicators for aqueous infusions of Salvia officinalis L. Front Pharmacol

7. Khan A, Najeeb-ur- Rahman, Alkharfy K, Gilani A. Antidiarrheal andantispasmodic activities of Salvia officinalis are mediated through activation of K + channels. J Bangladesh Pharmacol Soc. 2011;6:111–6

8. Loizzo MR, Tundis R, Menichini F, Saab AM, Statti GA, Menichini F. Cytotoxic activity of essential oils from Labiatae and Lauraceae families against in vitro human tumor models. Anticancer Res. 2007;27:3293–9

9. Radulescu V, Chiliment S, Oprea E. Capillary gas chromatography-mass spectrometry of volatile and semi-volatile compounds of Salvia officinalis. J Chromatogr. 2004;1027:121–6. [PubMed] [Google Scholar]


Sage is well known as the best herb for sore throats, it’s a stimulant however so I wouldn’t  drink it before bed unless you want to stay up all night reading  and studying.

Sage is an outstanding memory enhancer, so for those of us who are studying, which should be all of us, this herb is a great help, alhamduliah, praise The Creator.

It’s one of nature’s top antioxidant herbs which means it’s anti-ageing. It’s good for memory, focusing, wonderful for cellulite, aids digestion, it’s an insect repellant, good for disinfecting either as a brew or incense, good as a toner and an astringent  for oily skin.

It has been used to treat snake bites and to improve fertility. I cannot testify to any of this however what I can say is drink it in the morning with a spoon of honey after your glass of water and you will be bright and ready to go insha’Allah, alhamdulilah.

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