Sage is known for its aroma and is much appreciated in cooking but it is a true officinal plant. It does not grow wild in Italy but is cultivated widely for its leaves and flower tips which are picked in spring and summer.
Salvia officinalis L.
Flower tips and leaves
How To Use
Essential oil (thujone), saponisides, tannins, flavonoids, phenolic acids.
Aids digestion, elimination of gas, and helps to regulate sweating. Combats symptoms of menopause.
Use: Dried, chopped sage leaves used to be smoked as a tobacco substitute.