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The Herbal Miracle of Sage: From History to Contemporary Uses and Effects

14 Feb 2023


Sage is an herb that belongs to the Lamiaceae family, along with mint, rosemary and thyme. It comes from the Mediterranean and is one of the oldest known herbs used in ancient Greece and Rome. In ancient times, sage was considered a sacred plant (a symbol of sanctity and purity) and was used in ceremonies and as a remedy for various ailments. In the Middle Ages, sage became part of the healing tradition and was used as an antiseptic and for its anti-inflammatory effects.


General information about Salvia

Sage is a perennial that can grow up to a height of 1 to 3 meters. It has delicate leaves that are dark green and very aromatic. Sage flowers are usually purple, blue or white and bloom from summer to fall. Sage is easy to grow and can be planted in the garden or in pots.

Interesting facts about Salvia

Sage has a strong antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect , which is why it is often used in the treatment of various diseases, such as colds, coughs, sore throats and others.
In the perfumery industry, sage is used as an ingredient in various fragrances because it has a pleasant and fresh smell.
Sage is also known as the "herb of wisdom" and in ancient Greece it was believed that its magic helped to communicate with the gods and gain wisdom.

Uses and effects of Sage

Sage is often used as a natural remedy to treat various health problems.

  • It reduces sweating , so it is suitable for women in menopause .
  • It helps with inflammation of the teeth and gums, inflammation of the tonsils and larynx, relieves flatulence .
  • It contains antioxidants such as Carnosine, which protects the body from damage caused by free radicals .
  • It has strong antibacterial and antiviral properties , which makes it suitable for the treatment of infections such as angina, flu, cough and sore throat .
  • Sage is often used as an ingredient in sleeping pills and pain relievers because it helps relieve tension and reduce pain.
  • In aromatherapy - its essential oil has a calming effect on the nervous system .
  • It can also be used to relieve menstrual pain, improve digestion and support the immune system .

Sage Gargling

Gargling sage in the form of a tincture is another way to use its healing properties. Sage has antiseptic and bactericidal properties, which makes it suitable for the treatment of various infections of the oral cavity, such as angina, inflammation of the oral mucosa or gingivitis . To prepare a gargle , dilute the tincture with water in a ratio of 1:1 and mix thoroughly, then gargle the solution in your mouth. You can also add a little salt or honey to improve the taste and increase the antiseptic properties.

Further use

As a spice: In the kitchen to prepare various dishes such as meat and vegetable dishes, soups and sauces. Its aromatic leaves give dishes a delicate aroma and taste.

As a cosmetic: Sage is also used in the cosmetic industry as part of various skin and hair care products. Its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties help in the treatment of acne and other skin problems, as well as in the restoration and hydration of hair.

Sage can be purchased in various forms, such as tincture, tea, tablets or essential oil.

Sage drops (tincture)

This is an easy way to use and convenient for people who don't want to drink tea or swallow pills.

You can buy it in our eshop, just click below:


*The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only. None of the given information is intended as a substitute for a medical diagnosis and such information cannot be considered as medical advice or recommended treatment. This website does not support, endorse or advocate the use of narcotic or psychotropic substances or the commission of any other illegal activity.

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