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 for treating conditions associated with the gastrointestinal system. It is potent against certain harmful bacterial and against filamentous fungi and yeasts. S. officinalis

Antiosteoporosis
S. officinalis 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 osteoporosis.

Antibacterial
Adding S. officinalis to your flock's diet is beneficial for reducing Salmonella bacteria in chickens infested with salmonella enteritidis, Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus.

Antifungal
S. officinalis 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.

Aroma
S. officinalis has a musky and camphorous aroma with astringent notes.

Nutrients
S. officinalis 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