Sage is a Mediterranean herb in the mint family that most Americans are familiar with as seasoning for Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing. The plant's history is much older than that of the New World, however, and is still a favorite ornamental and culinary herb in many Old World gardens and pantries. Its name literally translates to "prophet" or "wise one". Some etymologists speculate that this is because its branching can resemble a candelabra, an instrument that sheds light on what is hidden or unknown. In any case, this symbol of wisdom is as useful in tea blends, body powders, dental products and hair rinses as it is in poultry and stuffing seasoning.
Sage (Organic) c/s, 1/4 lb
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.