Sage is a perennial plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family. Sage is very common is the Middle East. Sage is widely used in the Israeli and Arab kitchen. Sage is suited for seasoning salads, cheese, meat, poultry and fish as well as sauces and various herbal infusions. Sage is extensively used in popular medicine. It alleviates stomach pain, and facilitates digestion. It is efficient in treating laryngitis, gingivitis and mouth ulcers. Medicinal Sage speeds healing of cuts and lesions, absorbs gas, sterilizes, prevents infection and soothes the nervous system. Sage contains high concentrations of antioxidants.