Sage has taken the Latin name "Salwa" from the verb salvere, which means I am healthy.
The sage was known in ancient times and mentioned by Dioscorides, Aetios,Hippocrates and Galen, who praised it remarkably, as they used it to cure snake bites and generally as a tonic for the mind and body. In ancient Greece, women welcomed men from the war with a herb tea with sage to stimulate fertility. "How a man can die a man that has sage in his garden?" say the Arabs. The Chinese call it Greek sprout and considered it to be better than tea, thus exchanged three portions of the best quality tea to a small amount of sage.
For the body:
Its leaves have antiseptic, expectorant and spasmolytic properties. The plant has tonic and cordial properties also used against neuralgia and it is good for the stomach. The sage , used as a herb tea, is ideal in case of mouth injuries, thrush, pharyngitis and gingivitis.
In the kitchen:
It is used for flavoring various broths, food and vinegar. Its taste is quite spicy and goes well with fatty meats and cheeses.
Available in kraft bags with zipper closure, 25 g.