Sage (Salvia Officinalis) is an aromatic plant whose greyish-green leaves are used as a culinary herb, native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean.
A wide array of aromas can be noticed coming from freshly cut sage due to the high value of volatile oils present in the plant. Sage provides with a readily available antiseptic agent. Fresh sage juice has an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic activity. It can be used as a mouthwash and gargle for tonsillitis and laryngitis. Sage can also be used in a compress to promote the healing of wounds. (The herb & spice companion, Marcus A.Webb and Richard Craze).