In the Middle Ages the Chinese transported three times more tea and a small quantity sage but had much earlier, discovered and assessed the healing properties of sage. It was used against cholera, high fever and epilepsy.
There are reports from Theophrastus, Dioscorides and Hippocrates.
Dioscorides mentions as an eye balm and he recommend against bleedingCut. In ancient times if taken as a drink it was associated with longevity and restoration of memory. Infuse 80g sage leaves in 1 litre of white wine and after 10 days filter and bottle.
In Greece, and also throughout the Balkan Peninsula, sage was widely used by herbalists as an active painkiller for toothache, wounds of the mouth, tonsillitis and for rubbing in case of intestinal colic.
The Romans called ‘sacred herb’ and constitutes an antidote for a snake bite.
The natural extract of sage oil can be used as a massage for generally stimulating the body and mind. It is an aphrodisiac and is suitable for the treatment of unpleasant psychological states. Use in the bath water and massage into the skin for pains in the neck and chest. For pharyngitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis, asthma and bronchitis use as described in the natural extract of lemon. It is suitable for all skin types.
Sage has the beneficial properties for sweating and prevents hot flushes during the menopause. It has the capacity to tighten gums in the recession of periodontitis.