Sage Cut & Sifted, Organic

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ETA: 6/5/2023
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Common sage is an evergreen herb in the mint family. Although it is native to the Mediterranean, sage is now naturalized and widely cultivated throughout the world.

The plant was commonly grown in monastery gardens in Medieval England and was an essential ingredient in the anti-plague formula known as Four Thieves Vinegar. For this reason, and because the plant’s genus name literally means “to save,” the herb was often referred to as Sage the Savior in the 17th century.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound9
active compoundsVolatile oils, rosmaric acid and other caffeic acid derivatives, triterpenes, diterpenes and flavonoid glycosides.
plant part usedleaf
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container away from direct light, heat and humidity.
appearance & aromaSoft green and wooly in appearance with a pepper-like aroma.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil for use in making salves, balms and ointments.
decorativeAdd to potpourri mixtures and herbal displays.
culinaryUse to prepare teas, infusions and syrups.

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flavor profile

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Sage imparts a savory and mild peppery flavor to foods, such as chicken, fish, rice and cheese. Blends well with many other herbs.

formulas & recipes

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what else you should know

organic, cut & sifted

Salvia officinalis is the scientific name for common garden sage. Salvia is taken from the Greek word that means "salvation." The term officinalis comes from officina, which was the name for the chamber where medicinal herbs were kept at the monastery. Put together, the botanical name loosely translates to mean an official herb to restore health and well-being. Sage has undergone botanical name changes several times, however, although each modification also referenced its life-saving virtues. At one time, the plant was referred to as S. salvatrix, or "sage the savior."

The use of sage probably began in ancient Egypt, from which the herb was likely introduced to Rome and later to Europe. Pliny the Elder recommended sage for various maladies, not the least of which was, as herbalist Nicholas Culpeper relates, to "cureth stinging and biting serpents" and to "help the memory, warming and quickening the senses."

Culpeper also suggested sage for disorders relating to the blood when he wrote that sage is "Good for diseases of the liver and to make blood. A decoction of the leaves and branches of Sage made and drunk, saith Dioscorides, provokes urine and causeth the hair to become black. It stayeth the bleeding of wounds and cleaneth ulcers and sores. Three spoonsful of the juice of Sage taken fasting with a little honey arrests spitting or vomiting of blood in consumption. It is profitable for all pains in the head coming of cold rheumatic humours, as also for all pains in the joints, whether inwardly or outwardly. The juice of Sage in warm water cureth hoarseness and cough."

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