Sage is a herb used by centaurs, along with Mallowsweet, to assist in their stargazing. They burn the herb and observe the flames and fumes produced.[1]

Sage is used in the Boil Bursting Unction potion,[citation needed] while its powdered form in the Memory Potion.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • Salvia and "sage" are derived from the Latin salvere (to save), referring to the healing properties long attributed to the various Salvia species. Modern evidence shows possible uses as an antisweating agent, antibiotic, antifungal, astringent, antispasmodic, estrogenic, hypoglycemic, and tonic.[3]
  • Sage is also a known herb used in witchcraft and Paganism to banish negative spirits.    


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