The word sage means to heal.
This herb comprises an aromatic oil that decreases sweating by about 50%, with the effect lasting up to two hours after ingestion.
Sage has also got an active ingredient which enables effective healing of wounds. A few sage leaves wrapped around the wound is said to quicken healing.
The herb is considered to relax the digestive tract’s muscle lining. So this property of sage is excellent for soothing gastrointestinal concerns.
Sage also contains astringent tannins, traditionally used for treatment of sore throats and bleeding gums.