Sage Tea (or Tincture) is the best herb used to decrease breastmilk production, which is helpful for weaning or when over-production, chronic or frequent engorgement, or plugged ducts is a problem, or in cases of fetal demise. 

(If plugged ducts are a problem, please see detailed information on the Poke Root information, or Plugged Ducts, Mastitis, or our Over-Production, Weaning or Stopping or Decreasing Milk Production articles, all of which are more comprehensive and detailed articles found in the Premium Articles section.) 

Herb Lore's Sage products are all organic or wildcrafted, contain no caffeine, preservatives or additives, and are of the freshest and highest quality possible. The tea comes in a tamper-evident, resealable pouch, which is air-tight and moisture-proof to keep your tea in the freshest condition possible. This tea is also available in a convenient liquid extract (tincture) form, which comes in a regular alcohol-base or in a non-alcohol version. Alcohol-based tinctures extract more of the medicinal properties of the herbs, making them a little more potent and effective, and are safe for use by pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. The amount of alcohol per dose is the equivalent of eating a very ripe banana.

Sage is also one of the best herbs used to alleviate hot flashes.  See our Premium Article Hot Flash Helps.

Herb Lore's Sage Tea and Sage Tinctures contain 100% organic Sage Leaf. Sage works to decrease the flow and production of breastmilk production and is beneficial for use for nursing mothers going through the weaning process, in cases of fetal demise, or by nursing mothers who experience an over-production of breastmilk.

NOTE: Sage Tea and Tincture are safe for nursing mothers and their babies, but are not recommended for those who are pregnant, due to Sage's possible uterine stimulating effects.

Suggestions for use:

For curbing over-production, it is recommended to start with a very low dose of ½ cup of tea or 10-15 drops of tincture twice a day. If this doesn't bring the desired decrease, continue to slowly increase the amount of herb until the desired balance is achieved. If you find that you've taken too much of the herb and it's decreased your production more than you wanted, just decrease the herb dosage, and your production will bounce right back up. As each body is different and reacts differently, experiment with the dosage levels until you find the right balance for you. Results should become apparent within a day or two.

For weaning purposes, or to stop breastmilk production altogether, it is recommended to start with one cup of tea three times a day, or two droppersful of tincture three times daily. (Two droppersful of tincture equal one cup of tea.) Increase the dosage levels as necessary to achieve the desired results. Results should be apparent in a day or two.

For alleviating hot flashes, start with one cup of tea 2-3 times a day or two droppersful of the tincture 2-3 times a day.  Feel free to adjust this dosage according to results.  Everybody’s bodies are all different.

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Over-Production, Weaning, and Stopping or Decreasing Milk Supply.   In this informative article, you will learn:

  • Herbs you can use to correct breastmilk over-supply so that you have just the right amount for your baby’s needs.
  • How to use herbs to stop your milk supply for weaning.
  • How to stop milk supply in cases of fetal demise or adoption.

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  • What triggers hot flashes.
  • Herbs that can be used to cool the heat!
  • Dietary recommendations that help and those to avoid
  • Herbs that bring immediate results, and herbs that help alleviate the situation on a deeper level, bringing longer-lasting relief.
  • What items you can use together.

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written by Pam Caldwell
Certified Herbalist --- Fertility, Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum & Lactation Specialist


Oh Pam, you are remarkable, and that spills over into your incredibly-created, life-changing products!  I’m not exaggerating. With the help of Fenugreek, I was able to breastfeed my son till he was 10 months. I would’ve been able to keep going, but I found out I was pregnant again and my supply ceased. The other products I love are the Tummy TinctureHealing Salve, and Itch Relief. These last three items my whole family has used and loved! The past year I bought the Healing Salve at least 6 times! This stuff is a must have for EVERY household. As the original detailed info stated ‘Typical results is that it will heal a diaper rash within hours overnight in severe cases’ Absolutely 100% true!!! I cannot rave enough about this product!  You can feel good that you’re putting something that’s healthy on your child and your other family members, their skin is not going to be absorbing anything unnatural or toxic. I’m going to buy this for my cousins that are having babies. Now, the Tummy Tincture was a must for my son and I while I was breastfeeding because we both became bloated while I was taking a larger quantity of the Fenugreek. This helped immensely!  Pam, you have done a phenomenal job at meticulously detailing every product and which products work in tandem with one another.  I forgot to mention that I also purchased and love the Garlic Ear Oil. It’s given my aching ears relieve many many times. Even when the doctor says she doesn’t see anything out of ordinary within my ears (even though I feel an earache coming on), I turn to this product for help. I only have to use it overnight to feel relief.  I think that’s everything about the products. Now about you Pam. I have reached out to you twice about problems. You graciously and extensively answered me in depth and with compassion. The entire Herb Lore community is so positive and loving because of you and your products. Thank you so much for making healthy organic natural remedies that really do work, and improve mine and my family and friends lives. I wish you many blessings.  Deep gratitude, TLC