Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
Sage has a long history of culinary and medicinal uses. It has an affinity with the digestive and respiratory systems. The aroma is fresh, warm-spicy, herbaceous, and somewhat camphoraceous. The oil is distilled from the leaves. The properties are antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, and antispasmodic. It may help to uplift and combat mental fatigue as well as strengthen the senses and support metabolism. Native Americans used sage sticks to cleanse the air before spiritual ceremonies. Sage has been used for thousands of years to enhance spiritual awareness. The chakras most affected are the root, sacral and solar plexus.