SAGE LEAF EXTRA 800MG
1 tablets, 2 time(s) per day
Capsule / Tablet Size
Women, Anti-Oxidant, Women 50+
P0012 - Di-Calcium Phosphate
P0035 - Magnesium Stearate
P0075 - Microcrystaline Cellulose
P0088 - Silicon Dioxide 99%
P0556 - Sage leaf 4:1 extract, 2.5% rosmarinic acid
Origins of Sage Leaf
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.