The sage (Salvia officinalis) used in the following recipe is a classic gargle, but other herbs such as marjoram, thyme or hyssop can replace it. Opera singers once used marjoram to ease a strained throat.
Kathi Keville is the author of eleven books, including Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art (Crossing Press, 1995) and Herbs for Health and Healing (Rodale, 1996). She teaches herb and aromatherapy seminars throughout the United States and is director of the American Herb Association ( www.ahaherb.com ).
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