Sage (leaf)

Sage, Salvia spp., is an herb that has been used for centuries in Europe as a food spice and for its numerous health benefits. It is sold as dried leaves or as tinctures, fluid extracts and essential oils that are made from the leaves. Sage contains a number of polyphenolic compounds and bioflavonoids, along with beta-carotene and alpha-tocopherol 1. It is considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a natural seasoning or flavoring substance in foods (21CFR182.10) 2.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Natural Standard Database. 2009.
  2. Food and Drug Administration. EAFUS: A Food Additive Database. 10-17-2008. 12-4-2008.