Sage

Sage is a herbaceous perennial plant that belongs to the family of Lamiaceae (Labiatae), which has more than 500 species. Sage is a plant with a characteristic white and purple flower, leaves narrow and long. This herbaceous perennial does not exceed a meter in height. The most common types of sage are: garden sage, culinary sage, desert or Dalmatian sage and purple sage. There are many plants that belong to this family, like thyme,oregano, Marjoram or Rosemary. The usual habitat of this plant are the regions where the Mediterranean climate has been developed for millennia: from the Iberian Peninsula to Iran. . Its name derives from the Latin verb "salvare": heal from. The essential oil obtained from sage is mainly used during the manufacturing of soaps or cosmetics. The ancient Romans, Greeks and Egyptians used it to preserve their skin healthy. Sage is also an ancient remedy for hair loss treatment. However, the most known property of sage is its antiseptic action. Benefits of Sage - Increasing collagen production in the epidermis - Moisturizing the skin - Eliminating acne and blemishes - Regenerating cells in the epidermis - Soothing irritated skin caused by women's hormonal changes during menstruation or menopause. - Reducing stomach problems, diarrhea or diabetes.

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