Bring fresh flavour to everyday meals.
Sage has a pronounced herbal flavor that is earthy, slightly peppery taste with hints of mint, eucalyptus, and lemon. It works well in heavier dishes with rich ingredients, and of course is a classic in holiday stuffing.
Sage is often paired with other herbs such as thyme, marjoram, and rosemary and harmonizes well with garlic, onion, oregano & parsley.
*For a finer texture, the herb can be powdered using a spice grinder (or coffee grinder).
Sage for Cold & Flu Season
Herbalists have long used sage to soothe a sore throat. The astringent properties can bring relief to swollen tissues and the antimicrobial properties can address the infection. I like to gargle with sage infusion or drink sage tea with some lemon and honey for this purpose.