Salvia officinalis


Other Names:

Garden Sage, Common Sage, Dalmatian Sage, Purple Sage


  • Antibacterial
  • Antioxidant
  • Antitumor
  • Antiparasitic
  • Insect-repellent
  • Immunity
Sage (Salvia officinalis) is an ancient herb that has a long history of medicinal use for ailments ranging from mental disorders to gastrointestinal system support. It is also potent against a variety of harmful bacterial and filamentous fungi and yeasts. Some specific applications related to poultry include:
  • Antiosteoporosis: It's dried leaves strongly inhibit bone resorption, thus may be beneficial to supplement the diet of laying hens at risk of suffering from or already suffering from Avian osteoporosis.
  • Antibacterial: May be beneficial beneficial for reducing Salmonella, Escherichia coli, and Staphylococcus aureus.
  • Antifungal: Sage has shown benefit against inhibiting filamentous fungi and yeast such as that caused by Candida albicans and may be beneficial for chickens suffering from sour crop.


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