8 facts about Sage you probably ignored

  • Sage (Salvia officinalis) was used by Romans in sacred ceremonies, as they believed that it can bring longevity.
  • The scientific name Salvia derives from the Latin word ‘salveo’ which means ‘salvation’, ‘to be in good health’, ‘to save’, ‘to heal’.
  • Sage comes from the Mediterranean region, but -as a well-adapted plant- it has spread all over the world.
  • It is a deep-rooted plant and its root can reach or exceed 100 cm (39 inches).
  • Sage is considered a good rodent repellent.
  • Sage is used as an ingredient in oral washing solutions.
  • Sage plant is perennial and – if taken proper attention – can give a good yield for 6-10 years or even more.
  • The essential oil of Sage is used to extend the quality of fats and meats.

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