Sage has been admired for centuries for its medicinal as well as culinary uses, and in modern times as an ornamental garden plant. All parts of the plant have a strong, scented odor and a warm, bitter, somewhat astringent taste, due to the volatile oil contained in the tissues.
Sage is factually a boon when it comes to the various health benefits it offers. From the Arabs to the Chinese, everyone has recognized this herb as a key to a healthy life. Research has proven that even small amounts of sage, whether smelled or consumed, help to increase recall abilities and memory retention.