The Sage originates from the Mediterranean area. It is still mostly harvested and cultivated today. A highly prized herb by ancient peoples. The Latin name for the whole genus Salvia is derived from the Latin word salvare, which means to save, to heal, because it was widely appreciated and used in various ways by the Romans 2000 years ago. Of all the medicinal plants, Charlemagne is the most valued Sage. This is also evident by his strict historical law, the Capitols, in which the great ruler orders all state properties (which were mostly monasteries) that they must cultivate a hundred different kinds of medicinal plants, of which Sage was first.
Today, Sage from the Adriatic coast is the highest quality in the world today. Sage is a plant of dry and warm climate. Nevertheless, during the winter, this plant can withstand very low temperatures, low light and heat during vegetation adversely affect the oil content of the plant. The Sage is used overhead. Sage is an exception to many types of medicinal herbs. While most are harvested during the flowering phase, the Sage is harvested after flowering. The right time to harvest is when the leaves turn silver in color. Temporarily, in our condition that falls in the second half of July. The Sage in the leaf contains 1.5 to 2.5% of essential oil. Next to the oil, it contains tannins, resins and bitter substances. Sage is mostly used as a spice and as a raw material for the production of essential oil. In pharmacy, it is used to make various preparations.It is used against sweating, as tea, alone or with other drugs, then for rinsing the throat and against inflammation of the mucous membranes. Modern science has proven that Sage has antibacterial and antifungal activity. It calms, refreshes and invigorates, helps with pain and high fever, can lower blood glucose levels, making it useful for diabetes. Sage has recently been shown to improve memory and work against Alzheimer’s disease.
Practice has proven that it cleanses the blood and helps mucus out of the body. It has a beneficial effect on the circulation, against bleeding and inflammation. Due to its strong antiseptic effect, it is used in the treatment of aftershocks, bad breath, throat and tonsils problems, caries and gum infections. Sage works against frequent vomiting and diarrhea, better than any other the plant helps the bowel and stomach. It has a beneficial effect on women’s problems. It improves uterine tone, acts antifungal, helps regulate menstruation, restores hormonal balance and prevents menopause.