INGREDIENTS & RESEARCH

Sage

BACKGROUND

Ingredient Type: Botanical

Also Known As: Salvia officinalis, Berggarten sage, Common sage, Garden sage, Golden sage, Holt's mammoth sage, Kitchen sage, Purple garden sage, West Indian sage, Tricolor sage

Sage is a perennial, evergreen dwarf shrub.  It is a member of the mint family and native to the Mediterranean.  Sage has been used since ancient times for warding off evil, snakebites, increasing women's fertility, and many other uses.  The Romans used it to promote urination and to calm irritated skin.  It has also been demonstrated to improve memory and mood.

Sage is used in health supplements today for a variety of benefits, including mood enhancement.

 

MORE COMING SOON

In the meantime see the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health entry for sage, this European Medicines Agency monograph on Salvia officinalis L., the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for sage, the WebMD entry for sage, or the RXList entry for sage for more information.