Botanical family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Botanical name: Salvia officinalis
Extraction process: Steam distillation
Country of Origin: India
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hypertensive, insecticidal, laxative, stomachic, tonic.
Use: It has been used for a variety of disorders including respiratory infections, menstrual difficulties and digestive complaints. It was also believed to strengthen the senses and the memory.
Additional information: An evergreen perennial herb, native to the Mediterranean with an extensive history of use.