Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Sage is a perennial bushy plant, which is known since ancient times. In ancient Greece it was used as a ‘’multidrug’’, Arabs had the belief that it can cure everything and for Latins it was the holy plant of immortality. Nowadays, French usually call it ‘’The Greek Tea”.

However, these ancient civilizations are not totally incorrect. Sage has a huge variety of benefits for our health. Moreover, it is used extensively in modern medicine. It is also used to eradicate insects. Due to its plenty of uses, sage is really popular in Greece.

Sage has also many uses in Mediterranean cuisine. It can give a great flavor to white and red meat, fish, pasta, soups and legumes. It can be also added to oil or vinegar to flavor them.

Health Benefits of Sage

Learn AboutSageBenefits Health Benefits Sage’s parts have many notable plant-derived chemical compounds, essential oils, mineralsand vitamins that are known to have disease preventing and health promoting properties. The prime biologically active component of common sage appears to be its essential oil, which chiefly contains ketones; α-thujone and β-thujone. In addition, sage leaf contains numerous other [...]

Mythology – Sage

Learn AboutSageMythology Ancient Greek physicians, such as Dioscurides and Hippocrates, were familiar with the medicinal and therapeutic qualities and applications of sage. Hippocrates (4th century BC) prescribed sage as a remedy for lung diseases and gynecological disorders. Dioscurides (1st century AD) used sage as a diuretic, to stop external bleeding, and to promote menstrual discharge. [...]

Side Effects of Sage

Learn AboutSageSide Effects There is not enough information to know if sage is safe or what the possible side effects might be.   Special Precautions & Warnings: Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of sage during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. (Source:

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