Growing sage is fairly simple for just about anyone. And, as a longtime favorite for seasoning all types of food, sage is a highly aromatic herb that you can put to a wide variety of uses. Delicious cooked with meat and in stuffing, many people find the scent of sage to be synonymous with the holidays.
Not only is sage an easy way to add some zest to your holiday fare, it also has a long history of being used medicinally. The early Romans used sage to aid the mending of their broken bones and ease stomach pains. They even used it to alleviate breathing and memory problems. Pliny the Elder, the famed Roman philosopher, recommended sage for use against intestinal worms and snake bites.
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Surprising to some, growing sage in the average garden is actually quite simple. There are over 800 family members of this relative of mint. And, several of them are both delicious and easy to produce right at home. If you’re ready to expand your choice of culinary flavors, consider growing your own sage supply this growing season.