Sage is one of those plants with a long history of medicinal (not to mention culinary and ornamental) use. The ancient Greeks and Romans used sage in liniments to help heal wounds, as well as a way to ward off evil spirits. In the middles ages sage, along with parsley, rosemary and thyme, symbolized true love. It's fair to say that sage has quite a bit of mythology behind it.
But there's more than mythology behind sage's health benefits. Sage contains compounds which are anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory. On top that this evergreen shrub is loaded with antioxidants. On skin sage detoxifies, cleanses and rejuvenates. With all these benefits it's no wonder then that numerous cultures associate sage with strength and health.