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