An aromatic, sun-loving plant with grey-green leaves and mauvish flowers. It is used to treat enough cough, colds and headaches and fevers. It is also good for the liver, bile and the whole digestive system. A standard infusion of leaves an sprigs used as a gargle or mouth-wash cures sore throats and gums, and as a lotion heals ulcers, sores and other skin eruptions. Sage has always been good for the brain, improving the memory and as a cure for insanity.