Sage is a common garden herb in the Lamiaceae family, along with basil, lavender, mint and rosemary. A native to the Mediterranean region, its botanical name derives from the Latin, salvare, meaning to save or to cure. The name is not surprising considering that it has been highly regarded as a ritual and medicinal herb since the time of the Egyptians.
Sage has numerous benefits including elevated cognition, strengthening of the immune system and increased bone health due to its high concentration of vitamin K. Additionally it is also an excellent source of fiber, vitamin A, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, copper and B vitamins--notably folic acid, thiamin, pyridoxine, and riboflavin.
Try this recipe for memory boosting herbal tea to easily add sage to your health and wellness program.