Sage (Salvia officinalis), in addition to seasoning food, has also been used to disinfect cupboards and protect laundry. It is even reputed to possess magical powers. Even today, sage is used for medicinal purposes. It can be made into a tea to treat a sore throat, for example. It also helps to reduce blood sugar levels and is antispasmodic.
The most well-known dish to incorporate sage is saltimbocca, which comes from Italy, but it also goes well with poultry and risotto. It has a powerful, bitter and aromatic flavour, so it should be used sparingly.
Sage should be stored at fridge temperature.