SAGE - salvia officinalis
Updated: Jul 19, 2020
Its nectar brings a delicate yet deep, sweet flavour with a subtle floral aftertaste and a velvet, creamy texture.
The powerful perennial, Salvia Officinalis, is a member of the mint family, Lamiaceae. An elegant evergreen subshrub, native to the Mediterranean that gives our bee haven herb gardens a stunning violet glow.
Sage honey is a good source for antioxidants that fight the harmful effects of free radicals in the body, thereby slowing and preventing the development of heart disease and cancer.
It also contains a high concentration of pre and probiotics, meaning it aids digestion and problems in the gastrointestinal tract. (Ref1.)
This herb is used in ayurvedic medicine for pain relief, protecting against oxidative stress, free radical damages, angiogenesis, inflammation, bacterial and viral infections.
Studies now reveal this herb possesses high biological activities and could potentially be used as a natural source of phenolics, antioxidants and antimicrobials. (Ref 2.)