SALVIA (Officinalis) Sage
Salvia officinalis (Sage) is a plant in the family of Labiatae/Lamiaceae. It is native to the Middle East and Mediterranean areas, but today has been naturalized throughout the world. In folk medicine. Salvia officinalis, the common sage or just sage, is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers.
For a long time, sage (Salvia) species have been used in traditional medicine for the relief of pain, protecting the body against oxidative stress, free radical damage, angiogenesis, inflammation, bacterial and virus infection, etc.
Sage is an attractive culinary herb. Salvia officinalis is an aromatic, rather woody perennial shrub in the mint family (Lamiaceae) native to the shores of the northern Mediterranean.
Throughout time, the term sage has been associated with cooking or medicinal uses and the term salvia has been given to the more ornamental flowering varieties; however, they are one and the same.
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