Sage the herb of immortality



We collect the plant during flowering.


Do not use: 1) According to duration of pregnancy and breastfeeding. 2) Its internal reception from people who have hypertension. 3) Yes do not use for a long time and dosage is strictly followed. 4) Taking it as an infusion should be preferred."

Part used:
The leaves


Antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiperspirant, stimulants.


Caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, rosmarinic acid, ellagic acid, rutin, thujone, tannins, phenolic acids, ursulic acid.

Respiratory 90%
Otorhinolaryngology 80%
Nervous 80%
Digestive 70%

Family: Lamiaceae

Botanical name: Salvia Officinalis

It is also found as: Aliphaskia, salvia, heleliphascus

Description Features

Perennial shrub, with a characteristic appearance, aroma and woody base.

Its leaves are lobed, elongated, thick, white-green or gray in color and quite fluffy.

Its flowers grow in spines, are purple in color and bloom from May to June.


The etymology of the word Salvia comes from the Latin 'salvere' which means 'feel good and healthy'.

It is an herb with a long tradition that dates back to ancient times. It was considered a sacred plant, as it was used in purification ceremonies.

Its burning invigorates the body and spirit, aiding the ritual. Even today it is used as an herb that "cleanses" the atmosphere of negative energy.

Its tonic actions on the body and mind were quickly noticed by Dioscorides, Galen and Hippocrates, who included it in many medicinal uses of the time.

The composition of the micronutrients it contains, and especially the combination of antioxidants with phenolic compounds, create properties capable of protecting, healing and promoting the nervous system.

Specifically, reduces possible inflammations in this, it improves cases of mild depression, increases memory and cognitive performance.

It could be used as a synergistic component in mild and moderate Alzheimer's conditions.

Sage is traditionally used to lower blood sugar levels. This is a property that is confirmed by studies that highlight its anti-diabetic effect and its ability to remove free fatty acids from the blood, which in turn improves insulin sensitivity.

It also has a positive effect on cholesterol. Its antimicrobial effects are beneficial in general oral hygiene. Clinical study shows the reduction of the number of Streptococcus mutans in dental plaque.

Streptococcus mutans is a bacterium commonly found in the human oral cavity and is an important factor in caries.

Also, it is useful in gingivitis, glossitis, stomatitis and canker sores.

It could together with propolis and clove create an effective recipe for periodontitis. Gargling, in addition to reducing inflammation of the mouth, can act on laryngitis, pharyngitis and tonsillitis.

In nursing mothers it can help the weaning process, reducing the amount of milk.

It also decreases the frequency and severity of hot flashes in menopausal women.

Other possible benefits include reducing excessive sweating and its use in seasonal allergy symptoms.

And a secret about sage 

Sage is one of the most insect repellent plants along with lavender and basil, ideal for repelling mosquitoes and flies. 


We can also place flowering sage sprigs to repel moths from wardrobes, as well as insects from stored food in the kitchen. Even today in many villages, they put branches of wild sage with the stored potatoes to prevent them from being attacked by the worm and rotting. 

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3: A synergistic recipe for Alzheimer's is: rosemary, ginkgo biloba, astragalus and sage. Sage should and is present in a low dosage in the mixture or it can be present as an ether with a diffuser in the space.

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The social cooperative enterprise of Epirus producers "ICHOR" is based in Ioannina and deals with the production of aromatic and medicinal plants as well as other local products of Epirus.