Sage

Other Names:

Garden Sage, Common Sage, Dalmatian Sage, Purple Sage

Benefits

  • Antibacterial
  • Antioxidant
  • Antisparasitic
  • Insect-repellent

Sage


Salvia officinalis

Sage (Salvia officinalis) is an ancient medicinal herb that has been used by many cultures since ancient times for treating conditions associated with the gastrointestinal system. Sage has a musky and camphorous aroma with astringent notes. It is potent against several harmful bacterial and filamentous fungi and yeasts.

Antiosteoporosis: Dried sage 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 osteoporosis.

Antibacterial: Adding sage to your flock's diet is beneficial for reducing Salmonella, Escherichia coli , and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

Antifungal: Sage is useful against inhibiting filamentous fungi and yeast such as that caused by Candida albicans and may be beneficial for chickens suffering from sour crop.

Nutrients: Sage contains flavonoids, formed from flavones and their glycosides, phenolic glycosides, benzoic acid derivate, hydroxycinnamic acid derivate, caffeic acids, and phenolic diterpenes. It also provides a good source of vitamin K.

References

Mountain Rose Herbs