How To Grow Sage

How To Grow Sage

Sage is a very popular herb used with chicken, lamb and pork. It does have a bitter quality to it so be sure to not over use it.

Medicinal and Nutritional Benefits

Sage has antiseptic and astringent properties that make it ideal for many conditions of the mouth and throat, including ulcers, gingivitis, laryngitis and sore throats. The best method is to use a sage infusion as a gargle or mouthwash.

Sage can also alleviate discomfort due to insect bites. Simply squeeze the juice from fresh leaves or even just rub leaves onto the bite to soothe the affected area.

Research shows that sage can improve memory and may be helpful in preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease. It works by inhibiting the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine, a compound thought to help prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease.

Sage tea can also help with headaches.

Culinary Uses

Sage is a very handy herb. It works especially well with fatty meats such as pork, sausage, goose, and lamb, because it aids in the digestion. Sage is also very good in stuffings, beans, potatoes, risotto, and tomato. When used as a seasoning for game, it evens out the strong ‘wild’ flavors. Minced fresh, it adds depth and tastes delicious when sautéed with creamy cheeses sauces. Sage will usually compliment most foods that contain onion as a major ingredient

Fun Fact

Sage also works great as shampoo for oily hair and protects against hair loss. And Sage hair rinse helps bring out the highlights in dark hair and reduces the appearance of gray.

Tips to keep your sage happy

Few pests bother sage. It is done in more by excess water, not enough light and lack of.