Sage: The Garden Delight

    Sage is an herb that has many purposes and roles in culinary delight and functional gardening.  It has so many methods of use that are not usually explored.  Sage can flavor food, heal the body, protect in a garden and remove negative energy.  This blog piece shares the functions and benefits of sage.  


Sage: The Garden Delight

    Sage is a common perennial herb in gardens.  It is grows back every year and has green-greyish veined leaves. It can be planted with cabbage, carrots or rosemary in a garden; its planting helps protect other vegetable crops from pests. Harvesting the leaves about 3 times in a season aids its bushy annual growth. This common perennial herb is a garden delight in growing spaces.

Sage: The Culinary Accent

Sage is a common herb within the food world.  It is a culinary accessory to many dishes that we love to enjoy.  Sage is associated with meat seasoning (particularly poultry) and homemade stuffings or dressings during the holidays.  It also gives dishes a flavorful pop when paired with pineapple and is described as having a sweet yet acidic flavor. This link provides a recipe of brussel sprouts accented with sage. Sage is a common herb within the realm of food that compliments many culinary dishes.


Sage: The Healer   

    Being a healer is another highlight of sage.  It is a medicinal herb that reduces inflammation and muscle aches in the body; it is a natural antiseptic, with romaric acid that is easily absorbed by the body aid in healing .  Sage enhances mental clarity while helping to upgrade memory making it valuable in fighting against Alzhemer’s disease. According to some indigenous practices, burning sage removes negative energy creating safe spaces of function. It is a medicinal herb of healing.


Jacqueline A. Smith is a sustainable urban food grower in Chicago..  She has a B.S. in agricultural economics from the University of Minnesota. She is the owner and writer for GrowAsis Urban Garden Consulting, Inc.  Jacqueline is also a member of the Black Oaks Sustainability Lab in Pembroke, IL and the Green Lots Project in Chicago’s Roseland community.   Learn more about her and GrowAsis at


2 Comments Add yours

  1. I think I need to have the Sage plant in my kitchen garden. Thank you on the medicinal benefits. Cheers.


    1. JFal says:

      Yes i love sage I keep it fresh and dried.


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