Sage (Salvia officinalis) is well known as a culinary herb – but sage herb also has a long history of use in natural herbal healthcare. The sage plant is rich in essential oils and this is the reason it gives off a strong scent. It grows easily, but this herb prefers the drier weather of the Mediterranean where Sage originates. One of the traditional uses of sage herb was to ‘ward off evil’. Today, the main use of sage herb extracts is to help women get through menopause.