Sage leaf | Salvia officinalis | Organic


Sage has been an official medicine in many pharmacopoeia and is a well known culinary herb which grows easily in gardens and in dry landscapes. It has been used to cure food due to its antioxidant and antiseptic properties.

In herbal medicine Sage is used for sore throats where topically its astringent and antispetic action are used. You will find it in our Gone Viral tonic where we use it for this benefit as well as in several over the counter herbal throat sprays.

Sage’s antimicrobial actions against Porphyromonas gingivitis helps it reduce peridontal disease. Antibacterial properties inhibt the growth of Klebsiella spp, Enterobacter spp, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Morganella morganii. Its antiviral action extends to HSV-1 topically.

Sage has beneficial effects on the brain due to potential inhibition of the acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase enzymes which could theoretically improve memory and cognitive function (2).

Finally Sage is used as an antihydrotic meaning it helps reduce sweating and has a cooling action. Sage is effective at reducing hot flushes in menopausal women alongside other carefully considered herbs. See our Cool & Calm tea.

All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

This information is for educational purposes. Please do not self-treat disease using herbs alone. Always consult with a qualified & registered herbalist and inform your doctor and pharmacist about your use of herbal remedies.


  1. Fisher, C, 2009
  2. Salvia (Sage): A Review of its Potential Cognitive-Enhancing and Protective Effects. Drugs R D. 2017 Mar;17(1):53-64. doi: 10.1007/s40268-016-0157-5.
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Additional information


Dried Sage leaf


Volatile oil – a-thujone, camphor, a-humulene, 1,8-cineole, viridiflorol, manool, b-thujone, a-pinene, b-pinene, Terpenes – oleanolic acid, ursolic acid, carnosic acid, carnosol, Phenolic acids – rasmarinic acid, epicatechin, gallic acid, vanillic acid, catechin, caffeic acid, salvianolic acid, Tannins, Flavonoids – apegenin, luteolin, Phytosterols – b-sitosterol, stigmasterol, polysaccharides, resin, Minerals – calcium, magnesium


Antiseptic, Astringent, Spasmolytic, Carminitive, Anti-hydrotic, Antioxidant


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Sage must be avoided when pregnant due to thujone content and breastfeeding as Sage can affect milk production. Herbs should generally be avoided when pregnant or trying to concieve. Please consult with a qualified practitioner before self-prescribing.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 10-20 minutes. Reuse and drink 1-3 times a day.


20 grams, 30 grams, 50 grams

Country of origin

Native to the Europe. Dried herb harvested in Canterbury, New Zealand.