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Sage in Latin means “to save”, the beneficial properties of this plant are so numerous that Greeks and Romans used to consider it as a remedy for almost everything. It was a sacred plant for Romans, it was a symbol of Life and also during the middle age it was believed that it possessed magical properties, it was believed to prolong life. The leafs were treat in according to a precise ritual and were used against nightmares. During the middle ages, the midwifes used to use sage as aid for complicated labors. According to traditions sage was also used to cure snake bites.Some old traditional saying state that in houses, where sage grow strong and beautiful it is the wife who is in charge, instead in houses where sage dies there will be money issues.

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  • Title: Sage
  • Location: Agrigento, Italy, 37.290879,13.585206
  • Rights: Photo Archive Parco Archeologico e Paesaggistico della Valle dei Templi

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