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White sage is often referred to as "sage bush" or "silver wormwood". White sage leaves are petite in size and have a silver to frosted green color. The White sage plant produces light purple and bluish flowers that are highly aromatic. White sage leaves present a strong as well as bright herbal fragrance that offers a slight peppery and savory flavor.
White sage flowers bloom from late summer into the fall. The leaves are available year-round.
White sage is categorized as a perennial evergreen shrub that is a member of the Sunflower family. It is botanically known as Salvia apiana and is closely related to other herbaceous perennials such as rosemary, lavender and thyme.
The White sage plant has a variety of culinary uses in which all parts of the plant are edible. The leaves are often dried to use in tea or as an infusion, which is known to decrease respiratory and stomach ailments. The White sage plant's seeds can be used to make a flour for mush or cornmeal. The White sage plant leaves are ideal for seasoning meats, seafood, vegetables and poultry. White sage can even be used in baking applications to make breads, desserts and can be applied raw or cooked.
The White sage is a very important ceremonial plant that was used as far back as the ancient civilizations of the Babylonians and Egyptians. The burning of White sage was common practice, which was thought to provide healing, purification and cleansing properties. The smoke of the White sage plant is also believed by many cultures to ward off evil spirits.
The White sage herb has a large geographical distribution throughout the American Southwest and Great Plains. Preferring dry more arid climates, the White sage plant has been used for thousands of years in various ancient civilizations. The White sage plant was used by the Chinese to relieve joint and muscle pain as well as symptoms from arthritis. Endemic to North America, the White sage plant played a significant role in many Native American traditions and customs.
Recipes that include White Sage. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Veggie's Don't Bite||Vegan Caramelized Onion Aioli with Fresh Sage|
|Oh, Sweet Basil||10 Minute Brown Butter Sage Gnocchi|
|Bababganoush||Sweet and Savory Cheddar Sage Cornbread|