Botanical Name: Salvia officinalus Plant Family: Lamiaceae Origins: Albania
Common garden sage has been used for culinary creations and herbal purposes for centuries. The low-lying evergreen shrub, popular in nearly every European cuisine, is used to flavor proteins, soups, puddings, cheeses, and vegetables. Its noted peppery flavor makes it perfect for stuffing and other robust dishes. Derived from the Latin word salvia (to heal), sage is a go-to for herbalists and used in a variety of teas.