Sage includes several odorous species of plants in the family Lamiaceae, the same family of thyme and Mint.
Sage officinalis is the best-known species that is used in the kitchen, the plant has the bushy appearance, with a much branched stem. Petiolate leaves grey-green colour, are rich in essential oils that give the characteristic aroma. The flowers are hermaphrodite, violet color and bloom in spring.
Sage is an herb and its active ingredient is obtained from the leaves, which are harvested in the spring and summer months, this plant prefers warm climates because it is highly resistant to heat.
Sage plant 900 species exist, is an easy plant to grow because it has a fast-growing and a beautiful bloom, for this lies in the garden as an ornament.
It should be watered during the summer to maintain abundant leaves and green and should be replaced when it becomes Woody and does not produce more leaves.
Sage collection soy is one of the foods with the highest content of Phytoestrogens.
Burn Sage eliminates unpleasant smells such as cigarette smoke or the smell of cooked fish, is also used in cosmetics, perfumes and soaps.
For its healing properties is a plant known since antiquity, its name, in fact it comes from "salvus" which means "healthy".
Believed that the Sage had ability to heal all diseases and to act effectively by "deterrent" against fever and cough. The Romans considered it a sacred plant. The Chinese believed that the Sage was able to "give away" the longevity. In folk medicine, already in the middle ages, it was used as a cicatrizant on wounds and sores are difficult to heal.