Sage – Herb helps to slow down the ageing process

Sage – Common Name – Common Sage, Garden Sage In Latin proper name Salvia officinalis

sage plant

This is a perennial evergreen shrub and generally grows about thirty to sixty cm high,with wiry stems.  Sage leaves are set in pairs on the stem are about three to five cm long,rounded at the ends,greyish-green and softly hairy.  The flowers are in whorls, blue to purplish and the corollas lipped, they blossom in late spring or summer. All parts of the plant have a strong, scented odor and a warm,bitter, somewhat astringent taste.

Sage Herb – Health benefits – Medicinal values – culinary uses


sage leaf health benefits


  • Strongly antioxidant,antibacterial and preservative
  • Boosts memory
  • Reduces hot flushes in many menopausal women
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties




Rich in beneficial compounds,sage help to slow down the ageing process and minimize symptoms of arthritis and asthma

Sage – Top ten of herbs that have the most powerful antioxidant effect

sage-leaves medicinal values culinary uses

Sage contains a variety of volatile oils, flavonoids and phenolic acids.  Sage is in the top ten of herbs that have the most powerful antioxidant effect,neutralizing the cell-damaging free radicals that the thought to be linked with ageing process.

Sage – An outstanding memory enhancer

Herbalists have long believed that sage is an outstanding memory enhancer and in trials,even small amounts significantly improved short-term recall.  Its antibacterial  effect can help reduce the number of hot flushes in menopausal women, and is recommended for people with inflammatory conditions such as the rheumatoid arthritis and asthma

Did you know Ancient greeks use sage to help preserve meat,while 10th century physicians in Arabia believed it helped promote immortality