|Latin Name :||Salvia officinalis|
|English Name :||Common sage|
|French Name :||Sauge officinale|
|Origin :||France, Spain, Albania|
History and Origin
Sage is also called Sacred Herb or European Tea. Its name is already a diploma of efficacy because salvia comes from the latin word salvare which means “save”, “cure”. For the Ancients, it’s a sacred plant. The Romans followed a particular ritual when harvesting sage: after a sacrifice of bread and wine, sage had to be picked “wearing a white tunic, bare and washed feet”, and without using iron tools (we know today that iron salts are incompatible with sage). Throughout the Middle Ages, sage was considered an essential plant and was an ingredient in a large number of preparations such as arquebuse water, celestial water, imperial water, etc. There is an old saying that goes: “Who has sage in his garden never needs a doctor”.