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The Many Uses of Sage

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Sage is another herb that is highly appreciated by cooks due to its unique flavor. In fact, sage is so flavorful that it often overpowers other spices. Because of this, sage is best used by itself and is great for adding flavor to butter or vinegar.
Surprisingly, sage also contains many medicinal properties. Its main purpose is that sage is a great digestive aide and can make fatty meats easier to digest. An immersion of sage leaves in hot water can also be used to calm a cough. In addition, washing your mouth out with this sage-infused tea can also act as an anti-inflammatory aid or as a natural source of mouthwash.
Romans also used sage as a type of medicine, but for them it was something more. They felt sage was a symbol of life, and incorporated the herb into their religious rites and services. During medieval times, sage was associated with the mystical as well as the medicinal. Medieval people believed sage had magical powers that gave men longevity of life.
**Quick recipe-take the biggest, fresh leaves from a sage plant. Wash and gently pat dry. Dip into a beaten egg white and then coat with a mixture of flour, water , spoonful of olive oil and pinch of salt. Fry in hot oil until crispy and golden. Remove and place on paper towel to absorb oil.

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