Sage, more specifically Salvia officinalis, is named from the Latin verb salvere, meaning “to save”.
The ancient Greeks considered sage a sacred herb and believed that it could give people immortality. They used it as a multi-medicine and as a tonic for mind and body.
Sage contains antioxidant and antimicrobial properties and is considered a natural antibiotic. It soothes sore gums and throat, helps improve blood circulation, and fights common cold and excessive sweating. It has been used since ancient times in the healing of wounds as a haemostatic and antiseptic.
Sage has many useful properties which can be exploited by using it as a beverage, but also as a seasoning in our daily diet.