SAGE

SAGE:

Also Known As: Dalmatian Sage, Garden, Greek, Meadow, Spanish

HISTORY:

Thousands of years before the pilgrims stuffed the first Thanksgiving turkey adding sage as a spice, people all over the world were celebrating the healing powers of this herb.

PREPARATION:

First Aid:

Crush fresh leaves and place them into cuts and scrapes after thoroughly washing area.

  • Infusion:

After boiling a cup of water, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried leaves to the cup of water, steeping for 10 minutes. May drink up to 3 cups a day.

  • Tincture:

Take up to 1 teaspoon three times a day.

USE: (Grow Your Own)

Use soil that is well drained and plant seeds under full sun. Sow seeds ½ inch deep in the spring time. Water well. After they mature some, they require less water. It will take up to 2 years to fully grow plants that are 3 feet tall. Replace sage every 3 to 4 years because plants will become woody and produce less. Harvest leaves before the flowers bud. Cut the plant back to 4 inches above the ground. Discard stems and stalks. Dry the herb and store it in an airtight container.