Greek Sage herb (Salvia Fruticosa) has a long tradition in Greece, where it is valued for its beauty, medicinal value, and culinary use, along with its sweet nectar and pollen. It has been used for centuries to make a healthful tea known as Faskomilo tea.
Greek Sage contains intense oils, flavonoids, and phenolic acids functioning as an antioxidant, preventing diseases of the respiratory tract. Its leaves are commonly used to treat skin conditions and have shown to be effective against acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Sage essential oil is also a key ingredient in many pharmaceutical products and cosmetics.
To make the Faskomilo tea, simply add about two tablespoons of dried leaves into a teapot, fill with boiling water and let it steep for 5-10 minutes. Sage can also be used as a seasoning as it goes well with meat recipes but since it has an intense flavor it should be used sparingly.