With its soft feathery leaves and bush-like growth, Sage has been a staple of herbal gardens through the ages. It's commonly used in both culinary and medicinal contexts, with countless references to Sage by ancient herbalists as well as poets and historians.
Sage's warm earthy flavor not only pairs well with similar herbs and spices such as those in your favorite sausage blend, but it's also a delicious accompaniment to flavors with sharper, more acidic notes. It pairs well with citrus and pineapple and is delicious when infused into simple syrup to be added to lemonade or other beverages.
Historical uses of Sage include consuming concentrated amounts during times of illness and congestion to reduce mucous production; it was also believed to help women reduce an overabundance of milk or to dry up faster during weaning.
In less concentrated amounts, Sage is a soothing and supportive herb to utilize in a huge variety of situations. Containing high amounts of astringent tannins, sage was also considered soothing to a sore throat.
Tea is one of the most time-honored and tasty ways to use Sage outside of more traditional culinary applications.
Sage Soother Tea 1/2 tsp. Organic Dried Sage 1/2 tsp. Dried Peppermint 1/4 fresh lemon or 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
Steep Sage and Peppermint together in a tea ball or loose in 8 oz of boiling water. Allow to steep for 10 minutes. If steeped loose, strain through a fine mesh strainer before drinking.
Note: Sage is generally considered appropriate in culinary amounts for all ages and while pregnant or nursing, but please consult your healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Sage used in any amounts more than culinary should not be consumed while pregnant or nursing unless you have been prescribed by your herbalist or healthcare practitioner.
Storage:Due to the Beeyoutiful's Herbs and Bulk Foods being organic or wildcrafted, there is a slight chance that there could be some naturally occurring bugs. Beeyoutiful takes precautions on our end to minimize the chances, but we do suggest that you store them in a cold area - possibly the freezer - in an air tight container.
This is a quality sage-very aromatic. Definitely worth the price.
Sage is a great hair rinse to darken your hair and cover grays for brunettes. It is a helpful addition to hair pomades to feed the hair. Ready to wean the baby? Drink a cup of strong sage tea every day for a few weeks. It is great for chest colds too. And don't forget the sausage, chicken and dressing/stuffing needs a good dose of sage, too!