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Biodynamic Soil-Grown Sage

Biodynamic Soil-Grown Sage

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Sage, known scientifically as Salvia officinalis, is a perennial, evergreen herb with woody stems, grayish leaves, and purplish flowers. It's part of the mint family, Lamiaceae, and is native to the Mediterranean region but has been naturalized in many places throughout the world.

Here are some key characteristics and uses of sage:

  1. Appearance: Sage has a distinctive appearance with gray-green leaves that have a slightly pebbly texture. The leaves are often slightly fuzzy and can be oval or lance-shaped. The plant typically grows about 2 feet tall.

  2. Flavor Profile: Sage has a strong, slightly peppery flavor. It's aromatic and earthy, with hints of citrus, eucalyptus, and pine.

  3. Culinary Uses: Sage is a popular herb in cooking, known for its robust flavor. It pairs well with fatty meats like pork and duck, and is commonly used in stuffing and sauces. It's also a staple in many Mediterranean dishes.

  4. Medicinal Uses: Traditionally, sage has been used for its medicinal properties. It's thought to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiseptic effects. Sage tea is sometimes used as a remedy for sore throats and digestive problems.

  5. Cultural Significance: In various cultures, sage has been used for ceremonial purposes and is often associated with wisdom and longevity. In some Native American traditions, it's used in smudging ceremonies for purification.

  6. Gardening: As a garden plant, sage is valued for its drought tolerance and its ability to thrive in poor soil conditions. Its flowers also attract bees and butterflies, making it a beneficial plant for supporting pollinators.

Remember, while sage is safe to use in cooking, it should be consumed in moderation, and medicinal use should be approached with caution, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are taking medications. Always consult with a healthcare professional for advice on medicinal herbs.

Nutrient FarmĀ HerbsĀ are produced with the highest levels of Biodynamic Organic farming stewardship.

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