Salvia officinalis Sage is a Herb and gererally it can be used fresh or dried for food flavoring, perennial Herb, an evergreen perennial herb, which means it continue to grow for many years, Sage Belong to the Mint Family as well.
Common Sage is native to the Mediterranean Region of Southern Europe, it grows Best in warm, dry regions and is raised in many parts of the world.
Common Sage is a low-growing, bushy shrub, it grows about 2 feet ( 60centimeters ) Tall, its narrow and often fuzzy leaves are very very fragrant, they are oval in shape and gray-green or somtimes whitish in Color.
Common Sage leaves are slightly bitter and have a strong minty flavor and fragrance, Sage was once used as a medicine, the name sage comes from latin word which means salvus and that means in english Safe or to Save.
Sage and Healing Powers
It was named for the belief in its healing powers, in Medival Europe people believed that sage helped improve their memories and made them wiser, in Modern Times sage is used mostly to Season Foods.
Sage also used in soups, stews, sausage, meats, egg dishes and poultry stuffing, Sage also contains oils that provide intense aroma and flavor.
In Medival Europe Sage was thought to Strengthen the memory and promote wisdom, and tea brewed from its leaves has been used as a spring refresher for centuries.