Sages Latin name is Salvia. It kind of sounds like saliva.
Sage is used to relieve the excess mucous buildup. It is used for the mind by easing mental exhaustion. It is also used for strengthening the concentrating abilities. It is used as a lotion treat sores and skin eruptions. It stops the bleeding in any cut. If you chew the leaves it soothes mouth sores and sore throats. Sage tea is also used for sore throats. It is a hair rinse that removes dandruff. It works with any stomach problems, such as diarrhea, gas, flu, and colds. If you mix sage, peppermint, rosemary, and wood botany it helps with a headache. It helps to decrease the milk flow in lactating women and aids in treating hot flashes. Some people even use it as a deodorant.
Sage is an evergreen perennial. It grows to two feet tall. It grows best in sandy, limey soil in full sun.