Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park
Sage has been used as a substitute for hops in beer flavouring. In ancient
times, the Greeks, and in particular, Teucer, a king of Troy, used it as
a medicine. In more recent times, Wood Sage tea was considered to be an
effective protection against rheumatism.
It has several other folk-names such as "wood garlic", "ambroise" and "
hind heal" as it was thought that wounded deer could be cured by eating it.