Sage, or “Greek tea”, is one of the most popular herbs in Greece and the Mediterranean. Its Latin name is Salvia, from the verb salvare, meaning to save. Its name was not arrived at by chance: during ancient times it was used as an invigorating beverage that boosted the immune system due to the phenolic (carnosic and rosemaric) acids it contains. In modern herbal medicine, it is considered a natural antibiotic and tonic, suitable for hot flushes and night sweats during menopause. It provides the body with beneficial antioxidants and soothes wounds inside the mouth.
Properties, indications and methods of use are obtained from the literature on aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and phytotherapy. However, they are provided purely for informational purposes and should under no circumstances be construed as medical advice or a recommendation for medical treatment. Consult your physician regarding any therapeutic use.