According to an old Provencal proverb: "Qui a de la sauge dans son jardin n’a pas besoin d’un médecin" (Those who have sage in their garden will never need a doctor")
The view of herbal therapist Jean Jacques DESCAMPS:
Recognizable by its tall hairy stem which produces long, thick, velvety leaves, greenish-white in color, sage is known to have many properties, and is particularly beneficial to women. It is considered to be a woman's best friend: sage is known to contribute to the well-being of menopausal women and support the premenstrual cycle (taken as an infusion: 60-120 ml, 3 or 4 times per day…). Sage officially is known to soothe the throat, to be a good source of antioxidants (in a dose of 1 to 1.5 g/day of dried leaves) and to assist digestion (1.5 to 9 g/day of dried leaves).