Dried sage is used in cooking as a flavouring and preservative. Still, sage as a brew has medicinal properties and helps in treating various inflammations of the mouth and throat, common cold and gastrointestinal disorders. It contains rosmarinic acid and therefore helps in heartburn, indigestion and at the same time tones and stimulates the nervous system. The essential oil of Sage is an antioxidant and is used in the food and beverage industry. In addition, it is widely used in the cosmetics and perfumery industry.
Also, sage repels insects.