Sage – Ingl., Salbei – Ted., Sauge – Fr, Salvia – Sp., Шалфей - Russ.
Sage belongs to the Labiatae family like oregano and grows wild in Mediterranean countries and southern Europe; it is often cultivated for its use as aromatic herb, but also for therapeutic purposes. Until the ’60s and ’70s sage was harvested in Italy, and exported all over the world. Now the world’s largest producer is Turkey, with wide cultivations, followed by Albania, where wild harvest is still prevailing.
whole leaf sage, salvia T/V, sage powder, originally from Turkey or Albania.
The dried leaves of sage are stored in a cool, ventilated, poorly lit and dry place.