Sage or sage (Salvia officinalis L.) is a perennial honey-bearing, semi-shrubby plant, 30 to 60 cm tall, with strong roots. The lower parts of the stem are woody, and the upper parts are herbaceous. The leaves are long, oval in shape, and the flowers are dark purple. Sage is a wild plant, but it is also cultivated for its sought-after and valued essential oil.

The Latin name Salvia (from which domestic sage originates) comes from the Latin word salvare, which means to save or heal, because the Romans used it and used it for treatment 2000 years ago. The second part of the Latin name, officinalis, translates as “healing”. The healing properties of sage were recognized by the ancient Romans and ancient Greeks. In the pharaonic tombs in Egypt, sage was one of the main ingredients of the embalming mixture. In the Middle Ages, a love potion was made from sage leaves, rue and rose petals.

Only the leaf is used from sage, and the most medicinal leaf is obtained when the sage begins to bloom, which is usually in May. The healing power of the leaf comes from tannins. Sage is included in the composition of a large number of medicines that are used to rinse the mouth and throat when inflammations occur, because it acts as an antiseptic. Until the discovery of antibiotics, sage was used for centuries in the form of anti-sweating tea for tuberculosis patients, because it reduces the secretion from the sweat glands. Tea and other medicines made from sage are also used to strengthen the body.

Price in EUR:

Styrofoam container with 60 holes: 0.50
Styrofoam container with 160 holes: 0.15
FI10: 1.50
FI14: 3.00

Price in HRK:

Styrofoam container with 60 holes: 3.77
Styrofoam container with 160 holes: 1.13
FI10: 11.30
FI14: 22.60

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