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.