In Greece sage is self-sowed and grows in mountainous and rocky areas. It’s scientific name “salvia” comes from the Latin word “salvare”, meaning salvage-healing.
It is widely used as a hot drink for its antibacterial, antimicrobial, disinfectant, antispasmodic, anticancer and antioxidant properties. Treats excessive sweating, indigestion, inflammation of mouth and throat, and nervous disorders.
As a seasoning, it is used in many Greek recipes, as it accompanies a wide variety of meat as well as potatoes-based salad.