It's no coincidence that when we offer sage
advice, we are offering wisdom and calm judgment.
The herb sage spread across the ancient Mediterranean
world via trade routes has been an acclaimed
natural remedy throughout history.
Ever wanted to ward off evil? Perhaps you'd
like to have better circulation and digestion
or cure a cold. How about improving your mental
clarity? Many of these claims about sage are
still strictly anecdotal, but new clinical studies
propose that sage, a member of the mint family,
may be helpful in the area of memory improvement
something the ancient Greeks and Romans already
understood. Experts believe it may heighten
levels of a chemical that broadcasts messages
in the brain. Can't find your car keys? Forgot
an important date? Maybe you need a little herbal
edge to banish forgetfulness.
Sage is currently being studied for its
medicinal value, but its also well-known
to us all for its culinary advantages.
Used in soups, sauces, teas, and savory
dishes, it heightens flavors with its
aromatic charm. If youre anxiously awaiting
warmer weather, why not try growing pineapple
sage (a unique variety with a sweet pineapple
flavor and scent) and get a taste of the
tropics in your own garden? Sprinkle it
on fruit salads or use it in desserts
and drinks for a refreshing change of