A green, leafy herb with an earthy and savory flavor.
Native to southern Europe, Asia Minor, North America, and China.
European colonists brought common sage to North America in the 16th century.
White sage has been an important herb for Native American communities, used for both medicinal and ceremonial purposes.
New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)
The Oxford Companion
to Food. 3rd ed., by Alan Davidson and edited by Tom Jaine (2014)
“Sage” from New World Encyclopedia https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Sage#History