Origin and history

The real sage ( Salvia officinalis ) belongs to the mint family and originally comes from the Mediterranean region. However, there are many other types of sage and the flower color varies depending on the type. It grows as a shrub up to a height of 80 cm with its characteristic aromatic smell. Traditionally it has long been viewed as a remedy. The Latin name comes from the Latin word “salvarem”, which means to save and heal.  


Confirmed health effects of sage on humans, according to studies so far, include pain relief, especially for sore throats, improvement in blood sugar and blood fat, through an increase in the “good” fat HDL. Sage is also considered neuroprotective and another positive influence has been found: improved memory and cognitive abilities. Researchers have also investigated this in relation to dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Here, too, patients showed an improvement in cognitive ability and memory, but more detailed studies are still needed to see sage as a real therapeutic option.  

Sage oil has a variety of health beneficial properties such as: antimicrobial, anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-dementia, as well as regulating blood sugar and blood fat. The oil of another type of sage regulates menstruation, relieves tension and muscle cramps and regulates cortisol levels in women.  

Due to the anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties of sage extract, a study in mice showed that sage improves the course of chronic intestinal inflammation and could possibly also contribute to healing.  


Which AgilNature products contain sage? 





25 mg per daily ration (1 capsule each) 



*Nutrient Reference Value = Percentage of the reference value according to Appendix XIII of the Food Information Regulation (EC) No. 1169/2011.  

** No recommendation available.  



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