Sage is a perennial shrub, which grows in dry and stony places. It needs plenty of sun and sparse water. It can also be grown in gardens and pots. Sage was held in high regard by Dioscorides, Galen, Aetius, and Hippocrates, and was used in Ancient Greece for many healing purposes. Similarly, the Arabs believed that sage could cure any illness. The Romans considered it as the sacred plant of immortality and used it in their ceremonies. Many cultures regard sage as being superior to mountain tea.


Sage is a herb endowed with many therapeutic substances and properties, particularly useful in medicine for its antibacterial, antiseptic, cardiotonic, anticonvulsant and antidiabetic effects. As an infusion tea, it is an ideal remedy for pharyngitis, gingivitis, thrushes and other oral infections. It also stimulates the nervous system, enhances memory and activates blood circulation. Applying sage infusion compresses can relieve muscles from cramps.

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