Sage is a herb that belongs to the same family as the mint plant, the Lamiaceae family. Sage is botanically known as Salvis officinalis after the Latin word 'salvere' meaning 'to be saved'. The Sage plant emits a pine-like aroma which may evoke memories of special occasions such as Thanksgiving or Christmas since the herb is often used in roast dinners as a stuffing ingredient. The plant itself may be slow-growing but produces purple flowers amidst green-grey leaves. Sage is native to Southern Europe and can grow to 2ft in optimal conditions; dry, stony areas with good access to sunlight and little moisture.
Sage leaves have been used throughout history, from as early as 812 AD. The French originally used Sage leaves to produce an aromatic tea, a drink that the Chinese highly favoured and paid substantial amounts for. Sage is often combined with rosemary, thyme and lavender, which is referred to as the Four Thieves Vinegar. This originates from an old folk tale which states that the only survivors of a village plague were four thieves because each man contributed an ingredient to a jar and drank the concoction, surviving the plague. We now know that this is because Sage, rosemary, thyme and lavender possess anti-bacterial properties.
Benefits of Sage Leaf
Sage contributes to the normal hormone balance, particularly in women who may suffer from feelings of discomfort during menopause. Sage may also be beneficial to the digestive system, contributing to normal intestinal function, including the stomach and intestinal tract. Finally, it is thought that Sage contains anti-septic and anti-oxidative properties which contribute to the body's natural defence system.
Our Sage Leaf tablets
Oxford Vitality offers three strengths of Sage Leaf tablets; 500mg, 800mg and 2,500mg. Each strength is offered in four quantities to meet your purchasing requirements.
Please note- we recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 tablet options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options.
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