Common Sage (salvia officinalis) is, thanks to its antibacterial properties, an ideal remedy for sore throats, colds and flus. Sage can also help stimulate irregular or painful periods and aids towards a healthy appetite. Tinctures are a food supplement with healing properties, not a medicine. If you have serious issues you need treating, contact your GP. Dosage: 20 - 40 drops are diluted in a bit of water and taken once to three times a day. For cleaning sore throats, dilute 40 - 60 drops in water, gargle and discard.