• Sage Chopped

The finest quality dried Sage leaves

Sage is a small perennial evergreen subshrub with woody stems greyish leaves and blue to purplish flowers. It is a member of the mint family. It is native to the Mediterranean region and commonly grown as a kitchen and medicinal herb or as an ornamental garden plant.

Culinary Use
As an herb sage has a slight peppery flavour. In Western cooking it is used for flavouring fatty meats (especially as a marinade) cheeses (Sage Derby) and some drinks.

In the United States Britain and Flanders sage is used with onion for poultry or pork stuffing and also in sauces.

In French cuisine sage is used for cooking white meat and in vegetable soups. Germans often use it in sausage dishes and sage forms the dominant flavouring in the English Lincolnshire sausage.

Sage is also common in Italian cooking. Sage is sautéed in olive oil and butter until crisp then plain or stuffed pasta is added (burro e salvia).

In the Balkans and the Middle East it is used when roasting mutton.

Medicinal Use
 The Latin name for sage salvia means ''to heal". Although the effectiveness of Common Sage is open to debate it has been recommended at one time or another for virtually every ailment. Modern evidence supports its effects as an anhidrotic antibiotic antifungal astringent antispasmodic estrogenic hypoglycemic and tonic.

In a double blind randomized and placebo-controlled trial sage was found to be effective in the management of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.

Sage has a very long history of effective medicinal use and is an important domestic herbal remedy for disorders of the digestive system.

Its antiseptic qualities make it an effective gargle for the mouth where it can heal sore throats ulcers etc. The leaves applied to an aching tooth will often relieve the pain.


Sage Chopped

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