Herbs Guide


Family Name: Labiatae

Botanical Name(s): Salvia Officinalis

Popular Name(s): Red Sage, Garden Sage, Sage, True Sage, Meadow Sage and Common Sage

Parts Used: Leaves and Whole Herb

Habitat: It is a native of Spain along the Mediterranean coast.

Description: Sage generally grows about a foot or more high, with wiry stems. The leaves are set in pairs on the stem. An evergreen perennial shrub with pale green leaves. Flowers are borne in summer.

Uses: Sage is used internally to treat indigestion and flatulence. It is also used to reduce excessive lactation in nursing mothers and night sweats (especially in menopause), anxiety, depression, female sterility. It also has supportive properties for the liver and is used to boost the functionality of the liver. Sage is also used for insect bites, throat, mouth, gum and skin infections.