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Sage Whole

Sage Whole

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Garden sage, also known as common sage, is an Old World culinary herb found in many kitchen gardens and pantries.

Like powdered sage, the whole leaf is used in cooking. It’s especially good gently heated in butter to make a sauce to dress pumpkin ravioli. Whole sage leaf is also tinctured, added to tea blends and used to produce infusions to make a color-enhancing and conditioning rinse for dark colored hair.

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information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound12.5
active compoundsFlavonoid glycosides, tannic acid, caffeic acid, fumaric acid, carnosol, nicotinamide.
plant part usedleaf

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaSoft green leaves with an earthy aroma.


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cosmeticInfuse in hot water to make a final rinse for dark hair. A strong sage infusion may also be used as a gargle and mouthwash.
decorativeAdd to potpourri, wreaths and other botanical displays.
culinaryUse to make tea. The dried leaves may also be crumbled and added to soups, casseroles and other foods.

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Sage lends a savory flavor to roasted meats, soups, and rice and cheese dishes.

formulas & recipes


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what else you should know


Salvia officinalis, or common garden sage, is a Mediterranean herb in the mint family with a history of use that spans centuries across the globe. It was used by the ancient Romans, Greeks and Egyptians and was later described in great detail in several Old World herbals. Today, sage is approved by the German Commission E to counter excessive sweating, mild gastrointestinal complaints and inflammation of the mouth and throat.

The astringent qualities of sage is owing to the presence of several phenolic acids and glycosides. Carnosol, for example, is a phenolic antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent found in sage leaf. A related antioxidant, carnosic acid, is used in the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries as a natural preservative.

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