simplebooklet thumbnail

of 0

Sage: A Healing and Purifying Herb

By Denise Johnson-Blair 

Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis

  • Salvia means "to heal" and the word salvia came from the word Salvere, which means "to be saved"

Other Information

  • Sage is a member of the mint family and is a close relative to rosemary.
  • This herb can grow to be 1-2 feet high.
  • Sage comes in 3 different forms: rubbed, fresh, and ground.


Sage: Origin


  • Sage is used for medicinal, cleansing, and spiritual purposes.


  • Sage is a natural antiseptic that kills bacteria in meat.
  • It is used for muscle aches, aromatherapy, and helps to enhance mental clarity.
  • It also helps to treat those with Alzheimer's.

Healing and Purifying

Burning and Cleansing

  The burning of herbs is common in many cultures and has been for hundreds of years. 

   Burning sage is meant to cleanse and purify a space, ridding or warding off harmful spirits. However, sage is also connected with witchcraft.

Works Cited