Widely used for flavoring meat, cheese and bean dishes. Plants can grow 18-24″ and are very attractive with their grey-green foliage and beautiful mauve flowers. A welcome addition to any herb garden.
Sage Herb Seeds History
Sage Herb Seeds has a very long and rich history due to both its medicinal and culinary uses. At one time, the French produced bountiful crops of sage which they used as a tea. The Chinese became enamored with French sage tea, trading four pounds of Chinese tea for every one pound of sage tea.
How To Plant Sage Herb
Clip a three-inch cutting from the very tip of a stem, apply rooting hormone on the exposed portion of the stem, and plant it in either sterile sand or vermiculite. Roots will emerge within six weeks. Transfer to a small pot, let the root ball form, and then transfer to a large pot or directly to your garden. Take a long sage stem and carefully secure it along the soil with wire, leaving four inches of the tip free. Make sure the pinned portion is directly touching the soil. Roots will start to form along the stem within about a month. Cut away the newly rooted plant from the main plant and transfer elsewhere within the garden or to a large pot.
Preserving And Storing Sage
There are different ways to dry fresh sage. You can tie stems together and hang it to dry (somewhere other than the kitchen) but that can take weeks
Is Sage An Herb
Sage is an herb. There are many species of sage. The two most common species are common sage (Salvia officinalis) and Spanish sage (Salvia lavandulaefolia).
Sage Herb Benefits
age is an herb with several promising health benefits. It’s high in antioxidantsand may help support oral health, aid brain function and lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels. This green spice is also easy to add to almost any savory dish. It can be enjoyed fresh, dried or as a tea
The leaf is used to make medicine. Sage is used for digestive problems, including loss of appetite, gas (flatulence), stomach pain (gastritis), diarrhea, bloating, and heartburn. It is also used for reducing overproduction of perspiration and saliva; and for depression, memory loss, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Sage is rich in nutrients — especially vitamin K — despite being low in calories. One teaspoon (0.7 grams) boasts 10% of your daily vitamin K needs. Sage has antimicrobial properties that may kill microbes that encourage the growth of dental plaque. Sage may help reduce the intensity and frequency of menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes and irritability. Learn More At Healthline.
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