Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
The common garden sage is a low-growing evergreen shrub in the mint family that can be found worldwide. For centuries, Salvia officinalis has been a choice herb to flavor culinary dishes. Beyond its use as a kitchen seasoning, sage leaf was historically utilized in traditional European herbalism for its healthful properties. Sage leaves can be infused as tea, macerated as an extract, and used as a culinary spice.
The common garden sage has been known and used for culinary and herbal purposes for centuries. The low-growing evergreen shrub is popular in nearly every European cuisine and is used variously to flavor various proteins, soups, puddings, cheeses and vegetables. Its unmistakable peppery flavor makes it popular for use in stuffing and other hardier dishes.
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