Newest Review: ... is a good source of Vitamin A, making it a pretty decent antioxidant as well. Sage is very easy to grow and look after, and mine is thrivi... more
Member Name: Bryn Pearson
Date: 04/05/01, updated on 04/05/01 (47 review reads)
Advantages: burns well, grows well, tastes good
Disadvantages: attracts insects, not so good raw.
Its not widely known but sage burns very well if you dry it. Its a popular ingrediant for smudging sticks, so if you have any negative energy that you want to get rid of, dry some of your sage (I hear that two year old sage is best) tie it up with string and burn it slowly. The smoke produced is pleasantly aromatic, and makes a nice alternative to incense.
Sage is very easy to grow, and will produce a large and fairly atractive bush that will survive in quite inhospitable gardens.
For the more conventional amongst you, it goes well in chicken stuffings, in soups, stews and sauces. I woudn't recomend eating it raw, and it does seem to be popular with insects, so wash thoroughly before use.