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Organic Sage

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Organic, cut & sifted Sage

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

Storage: Store in a sealed container away from direct light, heat and humidity.

Origin: Italy

There are approximately nine cups to one pound.

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.

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."

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.