Sage (salvia officinalis), also known as garden meadow, is a silvery-green plant with fragrant leaves.
The most common variety of sage was first found growing in regions around the Mediterranean but it can now be found in parts of North America also.
The leaves of the sage herb have been used to relieve sprains, swelling and ulcers, as well as improving the nervous system and memory.
In beauty sage has been known to combat excessive sweat production, awaken the senses and assist with poor circulation. Try MALIN+GOETZ Sage Styling Cream ($34), Dr.Hauschka Skin Care Sage Bath ($42) and Paul Mitchell Lemon Sage Body Wash ($19.95).
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